Indonesia Plane Crash – level 2

15-01-2021 15:00

Last week, a plane crashed into the sea, only four minutes after it took off from Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia.

It was raining when the plane took off, and the weather forecast was not very good. According to authorities, the plane´s altitude changed very quickly, and the plane disappeared off the radar. Officials were able to track the plane in the sea, and they sent search and rescue ships to the place of the crash. The chances that somebody survived were little, but officials promised to search for the bodies.

Two years ago, there was another plane crash in Indonesia. It was the Boeing 737 MAX which had many problems. The plane which crashed last week was a Boeing, too, but a different type.

Difficult words: altitude (how high above the sea level something is), radar (a device which can see where something is and people see it on a screen), survive (to stay alive after an accident).

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