After Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock’s trip to the Pacific had to be canceled due to a plane breakdown, the stranded government plane is now to be returned to Germany. He reports that Mirror citing information from the German Air Force. Accordingly, the Airbus should A340 land in Germany on Friday afternoon.
The government plane, with which Baerbock wanted to travel to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, had technical problems after a stopover in Abu Dhabi. As the plane took off for the Pacific early Monday morning, the flaps could not be retracted – the minister had to turn back. A second attempt to make the trip after all failed.
After Mirrorinformation, the technicians now hoped for a problem-free return flight, since the defects originally observed on the wings no longer occurred after the installation of spare parts. According to the experts, a sensor on the wings that has now been replaced could have prevented the retraction of the take-off flaps. Nevertheless, the Air Force decided to phase out both A340 machines in the government fleet.