On March 1st, a Condor Airbus A330-900 flying from Frankfurt to Mauritius encountered turbulence roughly two hours earlier than touchdown at its vacation spot. The turbulence was reported to have induced accidents to twenty passengers. Moreover, harm sustained through the incident left the plane on the bottom at Mauritius for an prolonged time period.
On March 1st, Condor flight DE2314 from Frankfurt/Foremost, Germany (FRA) to Port Louis Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport in Mauritius (MRU) encountered extreme turbulence roughly 9 hours into its close to 11-hour flight. The plane, registered D-ANRA, departed Frankfurt at 16:33 with 272 passengers and 13 crew onboard.
In response to The Aviation Herald, the A330-900 was en route at FL390 about two hours earlier than its estimated touchdown in Mauritius when the turbulence occurred. Whereas the plane efficiently landed at MRU’s runway 14 with out additional incident, the turbulence was reported to have induced accidents to twenty passengers. Moreover, the plane cabin sustained unspecified harm, which required additional evaluation.
The plane spent the whole thing of March 2nd on the bottom at Mauritius. That is unusual, as plane working this service (DE2314/2315) are likely to spend slightly beneath two hours on the bottom for turnaround and return to Frankfurt.
In regards to the incident plane
The Airbus A330-900 registered D-ANRA was really Condor’s very first A330neo. Delivered to the German leisure provider on December nineteenth, 2022, the jet has already operated dozens of flights out of its Frankfurt house.
Curiously, this actual plane started its ‘life’ with a notable incident. Certainly in early December 2022, whereas being towed at Airbus’ services in Toulouse, the brand-new widebody’s wing hit a constructing, inflicting gas to leak.
Locations already served by D-ANRA embrace Mauritius, Male, Punta Cana, and Veradero. This specific jet has additionally flown to Toronto and Seattle, however these have been ‘one-off’ companies versus the extra ‘tropical’ locations it’s accustomed to serving on a extra common foundation.
With a fleet of three A330-900s (thus far), the airline’s brand-new widebodies are configured with three courses. The enterprise class cabin is supplied with 30 seats able to changing into lie-flat beds. The A330neo cabins even have 64 seats in premium financial system and 216 for normal financial system.
The boldest livery within the sky?
Maybe probably the most stand-out facet of Condor’s A330s is their daring, striped liveries. In the meanwhile, two A330-900s are dressed within the airline’s “Condor Island” (inexperienced stripe) livery, whereas the third is a striped, tan/sand-colored “Condor Seaside” livery.
Promotional photos posted to the airline’s web site point out that the provider could finally embrace A330neos with blue stripes, though this has but to be seen in actual life. Certainly, the provider’s 4th A330-900, D-ANRE (MSN 1971), seems additionally to sport the inexperienced, “Condor Island” shade scheme.
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Sources: The Aviation Herald, FlightRadar24.com, Planespotters.web