The national team makes an unplanned stop in Edinburgh

The national team makes an unplanned stop in Edinburgh

Edinburgh – The German national football team had to stop in Edinburgh, Scotland on its return trip from Iceland. DFB announced this via Twitter. The association initially did not provide any further details about the reasons for the change in plan.

“Safety first. Safe stopover in Edinburgh as a precautionary measure,” the tweet said: “From there, individual onward and return travel is planned.”

Originally, a direct flight was to bring national coach Hansi Flick’s team after a 4–0 success in World Cup qualification from Reykjavik to Frankfurt am Main, where the plane should have landed at 5:50 a.m. German time.

Banned on the British East Coast

On the portal “Flightradar24”, which records planes’ routes around the world, it can be seen that the aircraft must have turned south-west before leaving the British mainland to the east. Finally he made a bow towards Edinburgh, which is said to have touched down around 5 a.m. German time.

Between turning and landing in the Scottish capital, 20 minutes should have elapsed.

DFB-Flieger is said to have sent an emergency code

It is said that the code 7700 was sent from the plane. It can hide a medical or technical emergency on board. Officially, it is then known as an air emergency.

The DFB clarified everything and wrote about the “security check on the machine”, which indicates a technical flaw. In addition, the association disclosed that the team members had traveled personally from Edinburgh. It is well known that some professionals are under contract with English clubs.

Shortly after 9:30 in the morning, the Sangh came back with a reassuring news. Therefore, patience is required, with at least some of the staff members still on the plane.

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According to information received from the DFB, a replacement aircraft returned to Germany with most of the delegation before 10:30. The targets are Frankfurt and Munich.

The “RTL” and “NTV” reports, referring to the Lithuanian airline ClassJet, which the DFB resorted to, were found to have “an unreliable function of an emergency power generator”. Those on board “were not exposed to a significantly increased risk” at any time.

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