More trouble for Luftwaffe VIP transport: None of its four Bombardier Global 5000 is airworthy any more after an excited fan of Angela Merkel let her car crash into the chancellor's jet at Dortmund Airport today
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May 14, 2019 - By Matthias Gebauer
The breakdown series around the government aircraft continues. In Dortmund now a transporter rammed the jet of Angela Merkel. An aggravated fan of the Chancellor seems to blame.
The aviation readiness of the Federal Government does not come from the negative headlines. Monday afternoon, another jet from the White Fleet is no longer available for the time being. According to the Luftwaffe, a van from the Dortmund airport company had rammed the jet of Chancellor Angela Merkel and damaged it.
The first investigation details read curiously: According to an employee of the airport, around noon a red van on the runway was on the way. When she saw the chancellor's white jet with the inscription "Federal Republic of Germany", she was said to have jumped out of the vehicle for a cell phone photo.
The enthusiasm for the Chancellor had serious consequences. Since the employee had not put on the handbrake...