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German air force: No evidence sabotage behind Merkel’s plane woes

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel steps down from Airbus "Konrad Adenauer" on the tarmac of Cologne's airport after an emergency landing | Jorg Blank/AFP via Getty Images

Chancellor forced to miss beginning of G20 summit in Argentina after her plane breaks down en route.

By Eline Schaart

11/30/18, 12:47 PM CET

Updated 11/30/18, 2:27 PM CET

There is no indication Chancellor Angela Merkel’s airplane was grounded because of sabotage or a “criminal act,” a German air force spokesman said at a press conference Friday.

The plane, carrying the chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz to the G20 meeting in Argentina, was forced to turn back to Germany and land at the Cologne-Bonn airport late Thursday........

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