Plane crash in Russia – level 2

17-06-2016 15:00

The pilot of a Russian fighter jet died in a crash outside Moscow. The SU-27 fighter jet was returning to its base at the time of the incident. It was not carrying weapons or ammunition.

The crash looked like the result of some kind of technical failure, and the Russian Air Force grounded its jets of the same type.

The pilot did not have time to eject because he used his final seconds to fly the aircraft away from a populated area. There is now an investigation into the incident.

Difficult words: ammunition (bullets), ground (tell to come back to ground), eject (get out).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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