Indonesia Plane Crash – level 3

15-01-2021 15:00

An Indonesia airline Boeing 737 500 crashed into the sea four minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital ,Jakarta.

It was a domestic flight and the plane was flying to the neighboring island of Borneo. The plane disappeared off radar screens; however, Indonesia’s navy found its coordinates and dispatched search and rescue vessels.

According to the flight tracking service, the plane apparently lost more than three kilometers of altitude in less than a minute. Rescue teams started scouring wreckage of the crashed plane for the black boxes. The head of rescue efforts said that the focus will be on finding the bodies of the victims and that chances of finding survivors were fading.

Two years ago, Indonesia saw another deadly crash when a faulty Boeing 737 MAX killed all passengers and crew on board.

Difficult words: coordinates (numbers that indicate the position of something), vessel (a ship or large boat), scour (to clean or wash by scrubbing something).

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