Actually, everything seemed to be ready for departure. Finally, it should go for the nervous development Minister Gerd Müller (CSU), was after a breakdown on a government plane in the African Zambia. A replacement plane was already landed. The Problem is that this machine had a glitch and was not allowed to withdraw.
#government plane is defective, return flight from Zambia to now by air. pic.twitter.com/PtzbboXTu7
— Martin Polansky (@polansky_martin) 11. January 2019
After the landing of the machine in Ndola, the third largest city in the country, had been an error in the System, said a spokesman for the air force. The CSU-politician and his Delegation should travel according to his Ministry with a civilian airline to return to Germany.
The new, now second error is not, according to initial investigations, in connection with a defective valve which had made a Start of the two-jet Bombardier Global 5000 flight readiness in Malawi, initially, impossible. The Minister and his Delegation had used a scheduled flight to come to Zambia. A planned trip to Namibia had been cancelled.
Muller, defendant icon effect even before the latest mishap
The CSU-politician said, the repeated technical problems with the aircraft of the Federal government, damaged the Reputation of Germany in the world. The breakdown would have an “enormous negative symbolic effect for the high-tech country, Germany,” he said during the visit to Zambia. The Ministry of defence had argued that the failure times of the machines were statistically low.
phew. This is now really embarrassing. #Government plane https://t.co/CpsyHojYci
— Judith Görs (@JudithGoers) 11. January 2019
Until the end of November it had taken Angela Merkel. The Chancellor had arrived due to a technical defect in her government plane, only with a massive delay at the G20 summit in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires. Merkel had to your arrival for a break in the flight from Madrid was, ultimately, a Line in Argentina.