Train hits a plane – level 2
On Sunday, a small plane flew from the Whiteman airport in Los Angeles, US. Then, the plane’s engine broke, so the plane stopped flying quickly. The pilot crash landed onto railroad tracks close to the airport.
Police officers arrived very quickly because the station was not far away. One officer called Metrolink, a company which ran the trains in the area. He asked the company to stop all trains. Another officer helped the pilot, who was still inside the plane, as he was injured.
Suddenly, bells and lights signaled that a train was coming. The police officers quickly pulled the man out, and they dragged him away. Seconds later, the train came and smashed the plane.
Local media said that the man was in hospital, but he did not have serious injuries. He was very lucky on that day.
Difficult words: crash land (to land suddenly in an emergency situation), signal (to inform or warn with a sound or movement), drag away (to pull someone with force, usually along the ground).
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