German Chancellor Angela Merkel refused to take part in the no-fly zone over Libya.
On 16 March 2011, Angela Merkel narrowly escaped a helicopter crash while travelling to attend an election rally. (German Chancellor escapes chopper crash)
Minutes after dropping Merkel off in Oldenburg, the helicopter got into difficulty.
At an altitude of about 1,600 meters, both rotors of the Super-puma 332 chopper broke down.
The helicopter fell from the sky.
A few meters from the ground, the pilots managed to restart the engines.
German authorities are investigating how both rotors of the helicopter broke down simultaneously.
It was a brand new helicopter taken into the service of the federal police in December 2010.
Germany is the main trading partner in Europe for both Russia and China.
(BBC News - Merkel leads huge German delegation to Russia and China / German Business Moves Beyond Russia to China - NYTimes.com)
On 20 March 2011, in Libya, a three month old baby was buried....
Moammar Kaddafi was recruited by CIA in 1968....
The baby as well as ALL Libyans killed for the last 42 years are victims of CIA/MOSSAD and GADDAFI's craziness.... (Libya: Gaddafi regime buries its dead )
At least 64 people are reported to have been killed so far (20 March)
condemns Western-led bombardment of Libya )
Libya: MI6 warns: oppose Gaddafi or die
The only connection between the engines is the computer fly-by-wire system....
There are always several back-up systems that automatically kick-in when a fault with computer, in theory you'd barely notice anything.
There's a wire stop-system at the end of all mil runways, same as aircraft carrier, this because it's quiet normal for all systems and back-up to fail in the cold damp of Europe and the pilots have to do an emergency-stop as the plane refuses to leave the runway! Remember, they'll have full tanks and probably fully bombed, too.
The pilots only start breathing when several thousand feet up, any problem usually would have shown up before this. But it's quiet normal to arrive safely back home to be told you were on the last back-up.
So it's not proven there was an assassination attempt on Merkel. More like a simple fault, one that happens all the time.
As an ex-pilot (non-mil) I can tell you ALL pilots take a deep breath on a safe landing.....
Flying is dangerous.....