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Merkel fan accidentally grounds chancellor's plane

AP  |  Berlin 

Angela Merkel's plane has been grounded by an excited fan who jumped out of her van to take a photo of it at but forgot to put the on, and the vehicle rolled slowly into the nose of the jet.

Germany's Spiegel Online posted a picture Tuesday of the low-speed collision with the Global 5000 jet and reported that the was an employee of the

The confirmed in a tweet that Merkel returned to by helicopter Monday after her plane was damaged by a vehicle, but didn't provide further details.

The accident is a the doesn't need, after a string of highly publicized breakdowns of the aging fleet causing delays for Merkel and others.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 14:46 IST