Merkel plane nearly crashed

technical defect of merkels plane

via google translate:

Technical problems in the government plane!

On the way from Berlin to the G20 summit in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires, the government machine with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (64, CDU) and Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz (60, SPD) in Cologne between land.

The reason is a Technical fault with the Chancellor-Airbus “Konrad Adenauer”! Because of the failure “of some of the electronic systems on the plane” couldn’t fly the Airbus over the Atlantic ocean.

The Merkel-pilot was launched at 18.50 PM in Berlin, and had to turn back after about an hour and a half. A further trip on Thursday night is impossible. After about 70 minutes of waiting in the pilot’s Chancellor Merkel could leave the government machine.

The landing reportedly took place roughly one hour into the 15-hour trip, and saw the plane diverted back to Cologne.

The exact cause was not immediately clear, but multiple news outlets indicated that the plan may have had technical issues with its communications technology.


h/t miler