The Swedish 19th century engineer S. A. Andrée sets out to become the first man on the north pole. His idea is to launch a polar expedition using a hydrogen balloon, together with two friends. The balloon, "The Eagle", takes off from Svalbard in 1897, but the three men are not heard of again.
Also known as:
Der Flug des Adlers, Flight of the Eagle, Ingeniør Anrées luftferd, The Flight of the Eagle