Condor A320 Diverts to Frankfurt With Hydraulic Problem

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A Condor flight operating between Munich and Fuerteventura, Spain made a precautionary diversion to Munich on 21 April 2024.

Condor flight DE1412, an Airbus A320-200 bound for Fuerteventura Airport (FUE) reported a hydraulic system problem whilst en route.

Condor DE1412 Munich-Fuerteventura

Flight crew made the decision to abort the service, making a diversion to return to Frankfurt.

The flight landed without incident at Frankfurt approximately an hour after making the precautionary diversion.

Flight data shows that flight DE1412 made an on-time departure out of Munich International Airport (MUC) at 1232 local time on 21 April.

The flight set course normally, initially climbing to flight level FL330 (35,000 feet). In transit through Swiss airspace, the aircraft conducted a turnaround and set course for Frankfurt.

Diversion to Frankfurt FRA

Flight plan of Condor flight DE1412 showing diversion to Frankfurt

Flught crew made the descent and approach into the diversion airport of Frankfurt (FRA). A formal emergency was not declared by the crew, and the diversion was made under normal operating procedures.

The airline subsequently mustered a replacement aircraft to conduct the ongoing DE1412 service to Fuerteventura.

Airbus A320-200 D-AICA

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The aircraft conducting the 21 April DE1412 rotation from Munich was an Airbus A320-200, registered D-AICA.

This is a 26.3-year-old narrowbody aircraft belonging to the German carrier Condor. It is seen operational service with the airline since its original delivery in February 1998.

The aircraft saw a period of cross leasing to Canadian operator air transit in December 2018 before returning to Condor in April 2019.

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