Date & Time: Feb 24, 1985 at 1730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Dakar - Lanzarote
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was returning to Germany following an expedition in the South Pole (Antarctica). The aircraft departed Dakar on a leg to Lanzarote, and was following another Dornier DO228 from the same Alfred Wegener Institute christened Polar 2 that was flying higher than Polar 3. En route, the aircraft was shot down by a surface-to-air missile and crashed in a desert area located south of Dakhla. All three crew members were killed.
Shot down by a surface-to-air missile from the Front Polisario.