Germany's news in English

Editions:  Europe · Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

President Köhler's plane breaks down in Beijing

Share this article

President Köhler's plane breaks down in Beijing
Photo: DPA
08:55 CEST+02:00
German President Horst Köhler was forced to take an airline flight home from the Special Olympics in Beijing after the presidential plane broke down on Monday morning.

A replacement part flown in to repair the president's Airbus, “Konrad Adenauer,” didn't solve the problem and Köhler had to board an Air China flight to Frankfurt with his 50-head delegation after attending the games.

Köhler had met with German Special Olympians on his last day at the games.

“It's worth it for athletes with disabilities to do more,” the German embassy in Beijing commented on the games.

Köhler, said that his support for disables athletes remained a “ongoing task.”

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

From our sponsors

Four ways to lower your rent in Germany

It's often expats in Germany who find themselves paying unduly high rent, but that doesn't mean you can't get a better deal - even if you've already signed your tenancy agreement.