Authorities Airplane blocks runway at Berlin airport
A rough landing with a government airplane at one of Berlin’s airports brought flights Tuesday, adding to a long list of mishaps for the military-operated fleet.
Said later turning back because of a malfunction, as it landed at Schoenefeld 28, wings of the Bombardier Global 5000 jet touched on the floor. It said the crew was undergoing medical checks and the incident’s origin was being analyzed.
Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said that the crew managed”to find the jet to the ground under very difficult conditions and prevent worse things,” news agency dpa reported. The airplane was for upkeep at Schoenefeld and was headed back to its base in Cologne.
Schoenefeld is among 2 Cold War-era airports that serve the funding before this launching of a new airport, currently scheduled for October.
The government’s fleet of 14 aircraft has become notorious for malfunctions, using a series of awkward accidents lately.
In November, Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in the group of 20 summit in Argentina following a issue with her Airbus A340 pushed the plane to turn back. Merkel took a flight. Other mishaps have left also the president for hours in Ethiopia and the minister stranded in Mali.
The government is currently purchasing three new long-haul planes. It has four 5000s.