Plane on fire - level 2

Plane on fire - level 2

14-09-2015 07:00

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).

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