Accident Dornier 228-101 D-CICE, Tuesday 25 January 2005
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Date:Tuesday 25 January 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Dornier 228-101
Owner/operator:Alfred Wegener Institut
Registration: D-CICE
MSN: 7073
Year of manufacture:1985
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Rothera Station -   Antarctica
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Halley Research Station (EGAH)
Destination airport:Rothera Research Station (EGAR)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
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.


Alfred Wegener Institut
BFU 4X003-05



photo (c) Karl Krämer, via Werner Fischdick; Oberpfaffenhofen Airport (OBF); June 1988

photo (c) Gert Dieter Geissler; Neuymeyer Station, Antarctica; January 1996

photo (c) Gert Dieter Geissler; V Halley Station, Antarctica; November 1995

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