On the way to Hamburg
Engine damage: Condor holiday airlines from Spain have to make an emergency landing
Shock moment for passengers of a Condor flight from Lanzarote to Hamburg. Engine failure occurred shortly after takeoff. The holiday plane had to turn around and make an emergency landing.
Passengers on a Condor holiday plane had to endure anxious minutes on Tuesday on the way from Lanzarote to Hamburg. Engine failure occurred shortly after the Boeing 757 took off from Arrecife Airport at 5:19 p.m. Footage from a webcam at the airport shows the plane taking off. Shortly thereafter – the plane can no longer be seen – loud cracking noises can be heard. Flight DE1439 has to turn around.
on star-A spokeswoman for Condor confirmed the incident. The 266 passengers and eight crew members were never exposed to any danger. “Our crews are fully trained and prepared for such cases and have decided to return to Lanzarote Airport to have the engine checked technically. This is a common maneuver (…).”
Condor plane was able to land safely
According to this, the machine was able to land safely again at Lanzarote airport twenty minutes later. While the aircraft is now being technically checked, the passengers have been accommodated in hotels. They are scheduled to board a replacement aircraft at 1:15 p.m. today for their journey home. “We very much regret the inconvenience for our guests and apologize for it, but safety has the highest priority at all times,” said the spokeswoman.
There was already a similar incident on January 7th – also on the flight from Lanzarote to Hamburg. Immediately after take-off there was also a malfunction in one of the engines, combined with popping noises. The pilots had initiated the usual procedure in such cases and declared an “air emergency” in order to be able to land at the alternative airport with priority. Shortly thereafter, the machine had made an emergency landing in Fuerteventura. The 209 passengers and eight crew members were able to leave the machine normally.
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