Pakistan Plane Crash – level 3

27-05-2020 15:00

On Friday, a Pakistani international passenger plane crashed near the Pakistani city of Karachi.

The airbus A320, that was carrying 99 passengers and eight crew members, crashed into a crowded residential area near the Karachi airport. Several residents had to be taken to hospital, five houses were destroyed, and 15 other houses were damaged.

Witnesses say that the plane attempted to land at the airport two or three times. Seconds before the crash, the pilot told air traffic controllers that he had lost power from both engines. Two male passengers, who survived the crash, suffered burns; however, they are in stable condition.

Friday’s crash is the worst since 2010 when a plane crashed near Islamabad, killing 152 people on board.

Difficult words: airbus (a type of plane that is designed to carry a large number of passengers for shorter distances), air traffic controller (this person works at an airport and he controls and monitors air traffic), stable condition (when a patient’s state is not getting worse).

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