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Regeringsvliegtuig defect: Merkel misses start of G20 summit

German chancellor Angela Merkel will be the opening of the G20 summit in the Argentine Buenos Aires are not able to attend. Her regeringsvliegtuig had to be Thursday because of a technical malfunction rechtsomkeer and is currently blocked in Cologne. The chancellor would be Friday with a scheduled airline from Madrid to Argentina to fly.

A flight with a vervangingstoestel was a Thursday night is not possible, confirmed government spokesman Steffen Seibert, because there is no flying more staff to be available.

Merkel, who is accompanied by German Finance minister, Olaf Scholz, spends the night in a hotel in Bonn. Friday morning she travels to Madrid, and from there to Buenos Aires to fly.

According to her spokesman, will now be used to check the extent to which the agreements that Merkel in Argentina had planned, can be moved.

The German regeringsvliegtuig ‘Konrad Adenauer’, an Airbus A340-300, was already after one-hour flight above the Netherlands rechtsomkeer. It landed safely in Cologne. It is not the first time that the unit is defective, is struggling. Both Financiënminister Scholz at the IMF summit in Indonesia, when president Frank-Walter Steinmeier on his Africa trip, were suffering from technical problems.

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