Actually, Condor wanted to fly with the Boeing 757-300 D-ABOB from Lanzarote to Hamburg on Friday. Shortly after take-off, the right engine failed. Loud popping noises could be heard and, according to eyewitnesses, sparks could be seen.
The Condor Boeing 757-300 took off at Lanzarote Airport as DE1439 with the destination Hamburg. During the climb, however, engine number 2 failed. The pilots stopped the climb and opted for a safety landing at Fuerteventura Airport. The plane could land safely there.
Neither the crew nor passengers were injured. The travelers were brought to hotels by Condor, where they could spend the night. On Saturday, the D-ABOJ replacement flight continued to Hamburg. The airline confirmed the incident and also the fact that the D-ABOB landed safely in Fuerteventura and the 209 passengers and eight crew members are well.
After the engine failure, the captain declared the so-called air emergency. This is common in the event of engine failure and is the correct course of action. This gave the Boeing 757-300 priority. The closest airport, in this particular case Fuerteventura, was landed immediately.
It is not yet clear what caused the D-ABOB's right engine to fail. Technicians from Condor and the Spanish Aircraft Accident Investigation Authority are carefully examining this and will write a detailed report on it. The aircraft will most likely get an exchange engine.
The video below shows the engine failure from the perspective of a passenger who happened to be filming: