has hit a technical Problem with a government machine: This Time it is Federal President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who is sitting because of an “air problem” on its A340 “Theodor Heuss” in Ethiopia. This should be fixed “as soon as possible,” it said on Wednesday from the office of the Federal President. The technical Problem of the machine of the type Airbus A 340 will work with high pressure, it was announced from Addis Ababa.
Originally, the return flight at 12.50 PM (CET) should start. The office of the President expressed confidence that the Problem could be fixed on the Ethiopian Airport. The roughly 55-person Delegation, which had accompanied Steinmeier since Sunday, remained in the Hotel. Steinmeier had already been sitting in 2014 as foreign Minister because of a defect in the aircraft for hours in Ethiopia.
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In the past few months, the government of pilots of the German armed forces through numerous failures had made headlines: the First just three weeks ago, German development Minister Gerd Müller (CSU), had been due to a defect in its government machine during a trip to Africa with a flight from Zambia to return to Germany.
between the case with Merkel’s Airbus is particularly serious,
In December, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) had at the time of arrival for the G20 summit in Buenos Aires because of a total failure of the radio system, to reverse. Also you had to change trains on a line machine and met with a small Delegation only with great delay, at the Meeting of the heads of state and government in Argentina.
Merkel was a glitch with the “Konrad Adenauer” – a machine of the type Airbus A 340 – heaviest, the most so far was a government plane. Several media outlets reported at the time, aboard the entire System for communication with the ground is down on air travel as a dangerous emergency. Therefore, the pilots would have been immediately resolved, the flight cancel. There had even been at times questionable, whether there is an orderly landing would have been possible. Only by satellite phone on Board, had made it possible for the Crew to contact the Flight center to be incorporated and to plan the landing at the airport in Cologne-Bonn.
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