German Pilots Not “Refusing to Deport”

The controlled media, staffed as it is with amateur scribblers, politically-biased hacks, and outright liars, last week circulated a story that German aircraft pilots were refusing to take rejected “asylums seekers” back to Afghanistan –but this story is completely false, as the Local in Germany has now reported.

The Local—itself a far left, pro-invader, online publication aimed at liberal English speakers living in Germany—said that on Wednesday this week, the media had “picked up a story in the German press about pilots refusing to take rejected asylum seekers back to Afghanistan.

“These rare decisions have nothing to do with the asylum process, though,” the Local continued. “Anyone who read the Independent on Wednesday may well have had the impression that German pilots were en masse rebelling against their government’s deportation policies for Afghan asylum seekers.”

The story originated with a parliamentary question posed by the communist Die Linke in November, but there was no suggestion that pilots refused to fly.

The Local continued: On November 22nd Die Linke asked the government the following question: “How many attempted deportations had to be cancelled between January 1st and September 30th 2017 because the airlines or pilots refused to transport the person set to be deported?”

The government’s answer stated that a total of 222 deportations failed because the airlines refused to take the person on board.

In other words, the Local explained, during the first nine months of the year, pilots refused to allow 222 people to board their planes. There is nothing in the government’s reply which suggests the pilots refused to fly or that the planes did not take off.

One pilot who spoke anonymously to broadcaster Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB)  on Wednesday explained that the incidents were related to the safety of other passengers and had nothing to do with concerns about the safety of the deportee when they arrive back in their home country.

Pilots are obliged by paragraph 12 of the air security law to ensure safety on board their flight. Therefore, before flights on which deportees are scheduled to fly, the air crew receive a list containing these people’s names, the Local report continued.

Pilots meet the deportees in person before boarding and ask whether they want to fly. If a deportee says “no” and seems to be under pressure, Lufthansa pilots generally refuse to take them, the pilot explained.

“We need to assure that someone doesn’t lose control during a flight. We need to protect our passengers from such a circumstance,” she said.

On the other hand, German residency law dictates that airlines are legally obliged to take all rejected asylum seekers who the government wishes to deport. Pilots who refuse purely on moral grounds would then likely face legal consequences.

 “I don’t know of any case in which a pilot refused to take a passenger on moral concerns,” a spokesperson for Lufthansa told RBB. “We are legally obliged to take the passengers [if] they have valid tickets.”

In fact pilots refusing to let people being deported onto their planes rarely happens. In the same time period that 222 deportees were refused by airlines, 16,700 people were deported through German airports, the Local report concluded.

In other words, the “German pilots refuse to deport refugees” story was yet another lie, manufactured by the controlled media as part of their ongoing deception to try and whip up sympathy for the Third World invasion of Europe.

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  1. I would say I don’t understand why governments don’t have a number of their own planes & just place X number of invaders on board & just sedate & restrain them, but…I understand completely & I’m sure we all do.

    I just can’t see that Europe can vote it’s way out of this problem now.

  2. What the article seems to be saying is that the airline pilots refuse to take on board rejected asylum seekers unless they are voluntarily returning to Afghanistan. The assumption is that if the rejected asylum seeker is coerced he or she may cause a disturbance during the flight and threaten the other passenger. As Richard points out a more sensible solution would be to segregate the Afghan returnees from normal airline passengers by using military aircraft.

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