At the first service flight of the government plane "Konrad Adenauer," after a four-month overhaul, there has been again a glitch. After landing in New York on Monday, a tyre was found damaged, so that the plane could not travel independently to the Park position. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) missed its first deadlines at the headquarters of the United Nations. The withdrawal of the Delegation from the A340 was delayed considerably.
A joint appearance of the Meuse, with the French foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, had to be postponed. Also the start of a meeting of the UN security Council and other stakeholders on the protection of humanitarian workers missed the Federal foreign Minister.
The arrival in New York was for the Minister and his Delegation for the patience. Only an hour after landing they were able to leave the machine out on the spot on the runway had initially with the U.S. customs can be negotiated, as AFP reported reporter who accompanied the Minister. Maas used the waiting time to discussions with the members of his press delegation.
The "Konrad Adenauer" recently been thoroughly it was maintained. At the end of November they had with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) on Board because of a serious technical breakdown on the way to Buenos Aires to reverse. The Chancellor had to Dodge on a scheduled flight and arrived very late at G-20 summit in Argentina.
foreign Minister of the Meuse, had travelled to New York, because Germany took over at the beginning of the month the presidency of the UN security Council. On Wednesday, he will travel to Washington.
In the past few months, it had always problems with the flight of the German armed forces flight readiness tools given. Maas was stuck only in February due to a hydraulic failure in the landing gear of his aircraft temporarily in the West African state of Mali. The air force sent at the time the A340 "Theodor Heuss" to Mali to Maas and his Delegation to pick up.More about
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