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Date:29-NOV-2018
Time:c. 20:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic A343 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A340-313
Owner/operator:Luftwaffe
Registration: 16+01
MSN: 274
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:over Germany -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL/EDDT)
Destination airport:Buenos Aires
Confidence Rating:
Narrative:
An Airbus A340 of the German Air Force diverted to Cologne Airport after the "malfunction of several electronic systems".
The flight, carrying German Chancellor Angela Merkel, departed Berlin-Tegel Airport at 19:26 local time. Some 23 minutes into the flight, the aircraft descended from FL300 and diverted to Cologne. The aircraft landed safely about 20:20 hours.
It appeared that the digital communications system failed following an electrical issue. The crew used a satellite phone to communicate.

Sources:

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/GAF891/history/20181129/1826Z/EDDT/EDDK
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46394989
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/lufthansa-fehler-der-der-fluglinie-verursachte-angela-merkels-g20-odyssee-a-1245430.html

Media:


Images:

Photo of 16+01 courtesy AirHistory.net


Toulouse - Blagnac (LFBO / TLS)
22 March 2022; (c) ArthurC

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Nov-2018 23:47 Iceman 29 Added
29-Nov-2018 23:49 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
29-Nov-2018 23:50 Iceman 29 Updated [Narrative]
29-Nov-2018 23:53 Iceman 29 Updated [Registration]
29-Nov-2018 23:54 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
29-Nov-2018 23:57 Iceman 29 Updated [Country]
30-Nov-2018 08:45 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
30-Nov-2018 11:58 harro Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Country, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
30-Nov-2018 12:00 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
30-Nov-2018 18:58 TB Updated [Operator, Source, Embed code]
29-Dec-2018 17:42 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]

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