Lucky landing in Brazil – level 2
A Brazilian plane had a problem. Its front landing gear did not function. The plane made an emergency landing in Brasilia. To reduce the weight of the plane, the pilot circled the Brazilian capital and let out fuel. He then landed the plane successfully. None of the 49 passengers or crew of 5 were injured in the landing. The pilot managed to land the plane on its back wheels.
Airport fire crews sprayed the plane with foam to make sure it would not get on fire. One of the airport’s runways had to be closed because of the accident. Many flights were delayed.
Difficult words: landing gear (wheels), foam (thick water with bubbles), delay (make late).
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