Lufthansa flight to Tallinn with President Ilves on board makes emergency landing in Berlin (1)

(AFP/Scanpix)
11/18/2015 4:50 PM
Category: Politics

Lufthansa flight LH882 from Frankfurt to Tallinn was forced to make an emergency landing in Berlin with a cracked windscreen.

Airlive.net reported that the Tallinn-bound flight had declared an emergency around 15:30 Estonian time. The plane landed a bit after 16:00.

Although the aircraft, an Airbus A320-211, had already entered Polish airspace, it was diverted to Berlin for an emergency landing.

On board the plane was Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Toomas Sildam, an adviser to the president, confirmed to ERR. Ilves was on his way back from Switzerland, where he was attending a symposium at the University of Zurich.

The plane was scheduled to land in Tallinn at 16:50. It was carrying more than 150 people.

LH882 flight from Frankfurt to Tallinn, diverted to Berlin (Screenshot/Flightradar24.com).

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