One minute the plane is flying high. Next, a bullet or a missile hits the plane, and it begins to fall from the sky. Sometimes the airplane explodes and all is lost. Sometimes the crew can eject. Read about the heroism, the tragedies, and a very big question: When is it OK to shoot down a plane? "If your students liked the ‘Disasters’ series, they’re going to love the new ‘Astonishing headlines’ series. Designed specifically to appeal to reluctant readers, these 64-page softcover books present self-contained chapters, each a fascinating true-life ‘headline’ story. A topical book review, glossary and index accompany each title. Printed edition available from