Plane on fire - level 2
A British Airways plane experienced a technical problem when it was preparing for take-off at Las Vegas Airport. Its left engine caught fire.
All 172 people had to be evacuated. Fourteen people went to hospital. Others were injured a little when they were sliding down the emergency slides.
Later, firefighters put out the fire in a dangerous incident that thankfully wasn't a lot worse. The plane was going to fly to London.
Difficult words: experience (to have something happen to you), technical (a mechanical or electrical issue), put out (to stop a fire).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
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