On Wednesday, a Condor A330-900 was substantially damaged after being hit by a loading vehicle at Frankfurt Airport.
The Airbus A330-900 with registration D-ANRB was preparing for its next flight. However, while it was parked at the gate, a high-loading vehicle hit the aircraft, causing a significant fuselage tear.
According to reports, the incident took place when the aircraft was empty and preparing for its next flight.
The high loader, with which the pallets are loaded out of the cargo compartment, hit the A330neo laterally near the cargo door and tore a hole in the fuselage.
Footage shared on the internet shows the damage in a sensitive place where sensors are installed.
2023-09-27: Condor Airbus A330-900 (D-ANRB, built 2020) was substantially damaged by a high-loading vehicle while parked at the gate. The incident occurred when the aircraft was empty and was prepared for the next flight.https://t.co/dmct376n2G@anwaviation @aeroTELEGRAPH pic.twitter.com/2fvWHdKtCp
— JACDEC (@JacdecNew) September 28, 2023
The A330neo involved in the incident (D-ANRB) was recently delivered to Condor on the 2nd of September and originally registered as PK-GHH for Garuda Indonesia.
How long the aircraft will stay on the ground is yet to be seen. The A330neo was initially towed to a stand in the south of the Frankfurt airport area.