As a precaution, the pilot of a Condor plane with 154 passengers on board turned around via the Azores and flew back to Frankfurt. The plane was on its way from Frankfurt to Pointe-à-Pitre on Guadeloupe in the Caribbean on Friday, a Condor spokeswoman said on request. The reason for the return to Frankfurt was an error message in the cockpit. The plane landed safely in Frankfurt.

“Safety is always the top priority in aviation and there was never any danger to the passengers,” said the spokeswoman. All 154 passengers were accommodated in hotels in Frankfurt. The replacement flight took off on Saturday afternoon. The passengers were flown with it via Punta Cana to the island of Bonaire, where they reached their cruise ship, to whose route the replacement flight had been adapted, the spokeswoman said. Hessenschau.de had previously reported about it.