Helicopter Crashes into Water – level 2

19-05-2017 15:00

A helicopter was trying to land on a superyacht, but it crashed into the water. It happened in a Norwegian harbour and someone filmed it on camera. Three British citizens were onboard the helicopter and were injured.

It is possible that a tarpaulin got stuck in the helicopter’s rotors. Both Britain and Norway are investigating the incident.

Difficult words: citizen (a person), tarpaulin (a waterproof cloth), rotor (the rotating part of the helicopter).

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