Plane needs a parachute – level 3
A light plane is forced to deploy a parachute after running into trouble over Australia’s Blue Mountains.
The incident, which was caught on camera, shows the aircraft being slowly lowered to the ground before it landed in the front garden of a home on Saturday.
According to reports, the pilot activated the parachute at around 4,000 feet (1.2 kilometres), with all four people on board escaping without serious injury. Authorities have now launched an investigation into the exact cause of the accident.
Difficult words: deploy (release and use).
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