Plane crash in Iceland - level 3

Plane crash in Iceland - level 3

23-01-2014 06:00

This dramatic footage shows the moment a plane crashed into the drag strip of a racing club in Iceland, killing two of its three occupants.

The footage captures the aircraft, a Beechcraft King 200 Air ambulance, smashing into the tarmac and bursting into flames.

It was filmed in August 2013, but only broadcast for the first time this week. Staff rushed to the scene of the crash with fire extinguishers to try and put out the flames and save those on board.

Miraculously, one of the occupants of the plane survived.

Difficult words: drag strip (paved track or section of road used for racing), occupant (person on the plane), tarmac (runway), burst into flames (to start burning strongly and suddenly), on board (in a plane or a ship).

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