Angela Merkel will miss G20 summit opening after plane forced to make emergency landing

On the way from Berlin to the G20 summit in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires, the Luftwaffe's A340-300 had to turn over the North Sea with Chancellor Angela Merkel (64, CDU) and Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz (60, SPD). Intermediate Bonn.
The reason: a technical defect at the radio system! Supposedly the entire radio contact did not work anymore. The onward flight across the Atlantic would have been too dangerous, the captain said.

Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Chancellor Angela Merkel on 29.11.2018 in a four-star hotel in Bonn
Bonn four-star hotel instead of G20 summit in Buenos Aires: Chancellor Angela Merkel with Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz at 1:03 am on Friday morningPhoto: Mario J√ľngling
As reported by the "Spiegel" , it was only possible with the satellite phone on board to contact the flight control center and to plan the landing at the airport in Cologne-Bonn.

The situation should therefore have been so fierce that Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) was informed after the complete failure of the radio.