Indonesia Plane Crash – level 1

15-01-2021 15:00

A plane crashes into the sea in Indonesia. The plane is flying from the capital city Jakarta to the island of Borneo. 62 people are on the plane.

It is raining when the plane takes off. The weather forecast is not good. The plane has problems four minutes after the start. The plane is high in the sky. Then the plane drops three kilometers in one minute. Flight operators do not see it on the radar anymore.

Authorities know where the plane crashes. They send ships to the place. Divers search the wreckage. These are the parts of the plane after it breaks. They must find the black boxes.

It seems that all the passengers die. Rescuers want to find their bodies.

Difficult words: weather forecast (when people say what the weather will be like in the future), radar (a device which has a screen, and people can see on the screen where something is), black box (a machine in a plane that records everything that happens).

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