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Russia: Pilots praised after Ural Airlines rough landing 02:02

Russia: Pilots praised after Ural Airlines rough landing

Russian Federation, Zhukovsky airport
August 15, 2019 at 07:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

A Russian Ural Airlines jet bound for Simferopol from Moscow with 234 people aboard made an emergency landing in a field shortly after take-off from Zhukovsky airport on Thursday.

One of the passengers on board the Airbus A321 praised the pilots for managing to land the plane in a cornfield.

“The landing was good, pilots did great job and smoothly landed the plane on its belly. Everything is alright,” the passenger said.

According to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, the preliminary cause of the incident is engine malfunction caused by at least one bird being ingested by one of the engine turbines.

According to Russia’s Ministry of Health, 23 people were injured in the rough landing. The exact circumstances of the incident are being investigated.

Russia: Pilots praised after Ural Airlines rough landing 02:02
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A Russian Ural Airlines jet bound for Simferopol from Moscow with 234 people aboard made an emergency landing in a field shortly after take-off from Zhukovsky airport on Thursday.

One of the passengers on board the Airbus A321 praised the pilots for managing to land the plane in a cornfield.

“The landing was good, pilots did great job and smoothly landed the plane on its belly. Everything is alright,” the passenger said.

According to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, the preliminary cause of the incident is engine malfunction caused by at least one bird being ingested by one of the engine turbines.

According to Russia’s Ministry of Health, 23 people were injured in the rough landing. The exact circumstances of the incident are being investigated.

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