German minister, Gerd Mueller stranded in Zambia after plane breaks down

Germany’s Development Minister, Gerd
Mueller, on Wednesday had his travel plans
disrupted during a trip to southern Africa after
his plane broke down.
Mueller’s plans went haywire after his Global
5000 plane broke down in Malawi. He was able
to take a commercial flight to Zambia but has
been forced to stay there longer than originally
planned, and had to cancel a scheduled visit
to Namibia.
He was still in Zambia on Wednesday while a
spare part for the defective plane was due to
arrive in Malawi from South Africa. He was
supposed to return to Germany from Namibia
on Wednesday evening, however, until the
replacement component arrives from
Johannesburg, he will be stranded.
The government spokeswoman said he would
probably be able to return on Friday. The
spokeswoman said that the mechanics, who
would be able to fix the government plane had
already arrived in Malawi. It is not the first
time in recent months that the political
representatives of Europe’s biggest economy
have been beset by aviation issues.
In November, Chancellor Angela Merkel was
late to arrive at the G20 summit in Argentina
after her plane was forced to make an
unscheduled landing in Cologne due to a
technical defect. And in October, members of
German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz’s
delegation were stranded in Indonesia after
rodents gnawed through the cables of a
government plane during the annual meetings
of the International Monetary Fund.

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