German government Airplane blocks runway in Berlin airport

A landing with a German government plane at one of the airports of Berlin attracted flights Tuesday, adding to a long list of accidents for its fleet.

Said later turning back due to a malfunction, as it landed at Schoenefeld 28, wings of the Bombardier Global 5000 jet touched on the earth. It said the team was undergoing medical checks and the incident’s origin was being analyzed.

Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen explained that the team managed”to get the jet to the ground under very hard circumstances and prevent worse things,” news agency dpa reported. The airplane was for maintenance in Schoenefeld and was led back to its foundation in Cologne.

The town’s airport operator tweeted after the incident Tuesday morning that flights led to Schoenefeld were diverted due to an”inoperative aircraft to the runway” and check was suspended. Flight operations resumed around noon, although the airport warned that there could still be delays.

Schoenefeld is among 2 Cold War-era airports that serve the capital ahead of the launching of a new airport, next year, now scheduled for October.

The German government’s fleet of 14 aircraft has gotten more and more notorious for malfunctions, using a string of accidents in recent months.

In November, Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina following a problem with her Airbus A340 forced the plane to return. Merkel took a commercial flight. Other accidents have left the president for many hours at Ethiopia and the foreign minister stranded in Mali overnight.

Three new long-haul planes are being purchased by the government. It has four International 5000s.