Plane Crash in Ethiopia – level 1

18-03-2019 07:00

Last year, a plane goes down. It happens in Malaysia. It is a Boeing 737 Max-8. It goes down shortly after take-off.

Now, another Boeing 737 Max-8 goes down. This time it is in Africa. It takes off in Ethiopia. It wants to fly to Kenya. It crashes 6 minutes after take-off. All 157 people on board die.

People do not why this happens. They are investigating. Forty countries stop all Boeings 737 Max-8.

Difficult words: take-off (taking off – getting in the air), on board (on the plane), investigate (to try to find out why something happens).

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