Mechanical issues force German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock to pause her Australia trip. The government plane had wing flap problems, causing a return to Abu Dhabi for safety.
German Air Force works on the Airbus A340, ensuring Baerbock’s journey to New Zealand and Fiji continues.
This isn’t Baerbock’s first travel setback; she faced tire problems in Doha previously and weather-related trip cancellations.
In 2018, ex-Chancellor Angela Merkel’s plane also suffered a serious malfunction, leading to an unscheduled landing and her missing a G20 summit.