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Last updated: 31 March 2015
Datum:dinsdag 25 januari 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier 228-101
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Alfred Wegener Institut
Registratie: D-CICE
Constructienummer: 7073
Bouwjaar: 1985-10-29 (19 years 3 months)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Rothera Station (   Antarctica)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Onderzoek
Vliegveld van vertrek:Halley Research Station, Antarctica
Vliegveld van aankomst:Rothera Research Station, Antarctica
The Dornier 228 research aircraft named "Polar 4" entered a short and steep approach to the British Rothera Station on Antarctica. Weather conditions included low clouds and snow. The aircraft landed hard, causing substantial damage to the landing gear and fuselage. The aircraft was shipped back to Germany and after investigation declared irreparable in November 2005.

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