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Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 18 November 2017
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Datum:zondag 24 februari 1985
Tijd:ca 17:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier 228-100
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Alfred Wegener Institut
Registratie: D-IGVN
Constructienummer: 7039
Bouwjaar: 1984
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:S of Dakhla (   Westelijke Sahara)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Dakar-Yoff Airport (DKR/GOOY), Senegal
Vliegveld van aankomst:Lanzarote Airport (ACE/GCRR), Spanje
Beschrijving:
The Dornier 228 named "Polar 3" was on a return flight (together with Do-228 "Polar 2") to Germany following a South Pole expedition. Both aircraft departed Dakar around 14:45 for a flight to Arrecife, Canary Islands. Last radio contact with Polar 3 was around 17:30. While overflying the Western Sahara, 5 minutes behind Polar 2 and at a lower altitude, Polar 3 was shot down by Frente Polisario guerrillas. They probably though the plane in question was a Moroccan spy plane. The Western Sahara territory was fully annexed by Morocco in 1979. A guerrilla war with the Polisario Front contesting Rabat's sovereignty ended in a 1991 cease-fire; a referendum on final status has been repeatedly postponed.

Bronnen:
» Luchtvaartwereld nr.1, 1986 (p.19-20)


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Dakar-Yoff Airport en Lanzarote Airport bedraagt 1620 km (1013 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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