Airport worker accidentally crashes van into Angela Merkel’s plane

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A German airport worker accidentally crashed a van into Chancellor Angela Merkel’s plane, forcing her to delay her return to Berlin.

The BBC reports that a woman was driving at Dortmund Airport when she stopped to take a picture of Ms Merkel’s aircraft.

But she had not put the handbrake on and the van rolled into the aircraft’s nose, Der Spiegel reports.

Ms Merkel was forced to return to Berlin by helicopter while technicians examined the extent of the damage.

According to Der Spiegel, the woman became excited when she saw the “Federal Republic of Germany” sign on the plane and jumped out of the van she was driving.

Via BBC / Der Spiegel

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