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I would like to ask about the differences in meaning of two sentences below. Could someone confirm that the meaning is the same?
1)… were killed in a plane crash ….
2).. died in plane crash …
In my opinion “.. were killed ..” suggest that somebody helps to die. Is it true ?
Different prepositions give different meanings:
They were killed in a plane crash = they died when their plane crashed.
They were killed by a crazy gunman = the gunman killed them
They were killed with a rifle = someone used a rifle to kill them