Plane crashed in Taipei – level 2

09-02-2015 07:00

A plane with 58 people on board took off at an airport in Taipei, but it crashed just minutes afterwards.

A dashboard camera in a car filmed the moments before the crash. In the video, the plane misses apartment buildings by metres. Then it tilts to one side and hits an overpass with its wing.

The plane then crashes into a river. At least 19 people die and 15 people have injuries in the accident. Twenty-four people are still missing.

Difficult words: dashboard (the area in front of the driver in a car), tilt (to move), overpass (a road above the ground).

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

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