German foreign Minister Heiko Maas is stranded due to a breakdown in his government plane in the West African state of Mali. The machine of the type A319 couldn’t take him on Thursday evening as planned by the Malian capital of Bamako back to Berlin. About the Defect were first made. Maas initially decided to stay in Bamako. The SPD politician wants to fly back on Friday with a replacement machine.
Heiko Maas takes aircraft mishap left
Maas took it well. “I’m now flown more than 300,000 km without any problems,” he said. Eventually, it will catch everyone. The foreign Minister, is since Sunday in West Africa. Mali is his last Station. According to the original Plan, he should land early Friday morning to 4 p.m. in Berlin. Now he will fly is expected to return on Friday afternoon or evening with a replacement machine of type A340.
In the past few months, there had been breakdowns in the pre-flight readiness. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) came to late for the G20 summit in Buenos Aires. Development Minister Gerd Müller (CSU) has remained for a long time in Africa hang.
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