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could you please proofread the following sentence and tell me which expression is better (failure, malfunction, breakdown...):
This time, the woman at the counter stated that there had been a plane breakdown and that they were waiting for a taxi carrying a technician with a replacement part from a 500 km distant place.
Thank you very much.
I'd just say 'malfunction' - breakdown sounds a bit terminal (no pun intended). And just 'a taxi carrying a technician with a replacement part from 500 km away'.
Doesn't sound like much of a holiday!