Engine Burned When Leaving Lanzarote

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A Condor plane that took off at noon this Friday from Lanzarote airport has suffered a fire in one of the engines, which has forced it to make an emergency landing in Fuerteventura.

The flight was heading to Hamburg, Germany, but has been diverted to the neighbouring island after the flames were detected after takeoff, as reported by the Emergency and Security Consortium.

A witness to the events, who was at that time in the industrial area of Playa Honda, told La Voz that he had seen "a flash" as soon as the plane took off. "It was not normal", warned this reader, who has also heard a loud noise.

The German tourists will have to stay at least a few more hours in the Canary Islands, after the scare in, but with the peace of mind that finally nothing happened.

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