At 8 p.m. Lufthansa flight LH2081 departs from Hamburg to Munich his push from the gate to the tarmac. The lawyer Jörg Weber is on the plane with his two sons, one three years old, the other three months old, and his wife. They were invited to a wedding in Hamburg, and now they are happy to be going back home to Munich. The engines roar as the plane starts moving. The plane is scheduled to take off at 8:15 p.m.

But after a few meters, the plane came to an abrupt stop, as Weber recalled in the hours that followed. He sees blue lights through the windows. The pilot explains over the loudspeakers that “something” is burning outside Fire department but I have everything under control.