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A Condor A330-900 suffered a serious fuselage tear after a loading vehicle collided with it at Frankfurt Am Main International Airport (FRA) today. The aircraft did not have any passengers onboard as it was being prepared for its next flight.
Condor A330-900 hit by loading vehicle while parked at Frankfurt Airport, causing a significant fuselage tear. The incident occurred when the aircraft was empty and preparting for its next flight. pic.twitter.com/t4DPgMIdKk
— Breaking Aviation News & Videos (@aviationbrk) September 28, 2023
Sadly, Condor just took delivery of the aircraft on September 2nd. It was originally registered with Garuda Indonesia. The damage looks pretty bad, so this will likely take some time for repairs.
Air Europa 737 collides with a Condor 757 at Palma De Mallorca Airport. Both aircraft received damage in the incident.
— Breaking Aviation News & Videos (@aviationbrk) September 19, 2023
This is the second recent incident involving a Condor aircraft being damaged while on the ground. Last week an Air Europa Boeing 737-800 was involved in an accident with a Condor Boeing 757-300 at Palma De Mallorca Airport (PMI). Video shows the left-hand winglet assembly of Air Europa’s Boeing 737-800 embedded in the starboard horizontal stabilizer assembly of Condor’s Boeing 757-300. Both aircraft suffered structural damage as a result of the accident (more here).
Anthony’s Take: Someone made a costly mistake today between the repairs and loss of flight revenue. Luckily, there were no injuries and the aircraft will get repaired before reentering passenger service.
(Featured Image Credit: @aviationbrk via Twitter/X.)
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