It was a severe Problem forced the Airbus A340 with the Chancellor on Board by the end of November to a safety landing at the airport Cologne/Bonn. A concatenation of errors had led to a power failure, so that the complete radio system to a standstill. In addition, the Pilot was able to drain through the Defect no kerosene in the air, in order to reduce the landing weight. Annoying for Angela Merkel, because she wanted to fly with the Konrad Adenauer the Name of the aircraft over the Atlantic to Argentina for the G-20 summit. However, the Netherlands, the Pilot had to turn back.
Now, has objected to the Ministry of defence a report that a maintenance error of the Lufthansa was for the Odyssey to be responsible. "Significantly for the case of a failure of a component, in consequence, the radio equipment was. This is at Lufthansa Technik," said a spokesman for the defense Ministry on Thursday, the German press Agency. "The plane was always in a safe state, and the on-Board safety was always guaranteed," he said.
The mirror had reported on Thursday that the breakdown was largely due to a failure of the Lufthansa subsidiary. This is clear from a confidential investigation report by the Bundeswehr, reported the news magazine. According to the report, it had failed to do by the Lufthansa subsidiary, to inform the flight readiness of the Bundeswehr on a new built-in digital communication system. As the System failed during a flight to the G-20 summit, left therefore the Crew of the government machine to an incorrect emergency-check-list. It is not managed, therefore, the radio system again.
The group's spokesman of Lufthansa Technik, Jens Krüger, said on Thursday: "Lufthansa Technik has maintained at any time, all air regulatory requirements. This also applies to dealing with documentation requirements."
the transformer and the Relays are now replaced, however, the Konrad Adenauer, according to a Bundeswehr spokesman, is likely to remain so until the end of January on the floor. Until then, a cycle is proper maintenance. In the meantime, the Theodor Heuss is not available, an identical A340. Also in this flyer transformer and Relays, for safety's sake were exchanged, this does not, again, a government is necessary to turn a member.