Ukrainian Plane Crash – level 2

15-01-2020 15:00

A Ukrainian plane with 167 people on board crashed in Tehran on Wednesday morning. The plane disappeared from radar shortly after it took off.

Experts from Iran and Ukraine met in Tehran to investigate why the plane crashed. They consider many reasons, such as engine problems, collision with a flying object, a rocket strike, or a terrorist attack.

The first report said that the plane tried to return to the airport when it fell. The investigators also said that there was fire on the plane when it crashed. They found the black boxes; however, it is not clear if they managed to analyze them.

Difficult words: disappear from radar (to no longer be visible on radar which is a special system that can see things that move far away), collision (an accident when two vehicles of objects hit each other), strike (an attack).

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