Earlier this week, a Condor Airbus A330neo suffered damage caused by heavy turbulence over the Comoros Islands.
As per data from RadarBox.com, the Airbus A330neo affected was D-ANRA, which operated Condor flight DE2314 between Frankfurt and Port Louis.
DE2314 departed Frankfurt at 1633 local time on March 1 and arrived in Port Louis at 0629 local time on March 2.
At the time of writing, D-ANRA of Condor is only 0.3 years old, having been delivered to the German leisure carrier back in December 2022.
As you can see from the image above, the damage surfaced on the interior of the cabin.
Because of this damage and the overall turbulence, 20 of the 285 passengers onboard suffered injuries, which were treated on arrival in Port Louis.
At the time of writing, the aircraft has been on the ground in Port Louis, with there being no indication of when it will be returning back to Frankfurt.
It ultimately depends on whether technicians in Port Louis can return the aircraft or whether technicians from Frankfurt need to be sent over to try and attempt some fixes.
Condor hasn’t released a statement regarding the incident as of yet but will update the piece upon arrival of the comment.
But for now, all eyes will be on the A330neo to see when it will be back in the air and in commercial service.
This is a developing story.