Accident in the mountains - level 2

Accident in the mountains - level 2

20-08-2013 06:00

A 42 year-old stuntman was killed. He was a famous man. He jumped with the parachute into the Olympic Stadium during the London 2012 Olympic Games. The accident happened while he was wing-diving in the Swiss Alps.

He jumped from a helicopter and he was flying in the air at 200 kilometres per hour (124 miles per hour). He crashed into a mountain and died. There were 19 other people who jumped as well. They were all at a special event where cameras filmed them as they jumped.

We don't know why the accident happened. Police say that this was the first time something like this happened in this area.

Difficult words: stuntman (man whose job is to do dangerous things), parachute (big thing which makes you fall slowly), wing-diving (jumping with a special suit that has wings).

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