Incident Airbus A340-313 16+01, Thursday 29 November 2018
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Date:Thursday 29 November 2018
Time:c. 20:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic A343 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A340-313
Registration: 16+01
MSN: 274
Year of manufacture:1999
Engine model:CFMI CFM56-5C4
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:over Germany -   Germany
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL/EDDT)
Destination airport:Buenos Aires
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
An Airbus A340 of the German Air Force diverted to Cologne Airport after the "malfunction of several electronic systems".
The flight, carrying German Chancellor Angela Merkel, departed Berlin-Tegel Airport at 19:26 local time. Some 23 minutes into the flight, the aircraft descended from FL300 and diverted to Cologne. The aircraft landed safely about 20:20 hours.
It appeared that the digital communications system failed following an electrical issue. The crew used a satellite phone to communicate.


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Revision history:

29-Nov-2018 23:47 Iceman 29 Added
29-Nov-2018 23:49 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
29-Nov-2018 23:50 Iceman 29 Updated [Narrative]
29-Nov-2018 23:53 Iceman 29 Updated [Registration]
29-Nov-2018 23:54 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
29-Nov-2018 23:57 Iceman 29 Updated [Country]
30-Nov-2018 08:45 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
30-Nov-2018 11:58 harro Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Country, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
30-Nov-2018 12:00 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
30-Nov-2018 18:58 TB Updated [Operator, Source, Embed code]
29-Dec-2018 17:42 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]

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