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Russia: See first moments after Ural Airlines rough landing *EXCLUSIVE*

Russian Federation, Zhukovsky
August 15, 2019 at 14:23 GMT +00:00 · Published

Video filmed by one of the Ural Airlines flight U6178 passengers shows the immediate aftermath of the jet’s rough landing in a cornfield, near Moscow Zhukovsky airport on Thursday.

The male passenger can be heard thanking the pilots in the footage and recounting how the plane landed.

“First we touched the ground 500 metres from here, around four times, around three, four times we touched the ground. This is how we luckily landed. No injured. Our pilots are just awesome,” the passenger said.

The Ural Airlines plane was en route to Simferopol from Moscow with 233 people aboard when its engines malfunctioned due to a flock of birds being ingested by the turbines, according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency.

Ural Airlines tweeted that “On flight U6178, when flying out of Zhukovsky, there was a large hit of birds in the aircraft engines. The plane made an emergency landing. Passengers and crew were not injured.”

All passengers and seven crew members survived the rough landing, although 24 people were injured, according to Russia’s Ministry of Health.

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Video filmed by one of the Ural Airlines flight U6178 passengers shows the immediate aftermath of the jet’s rough landing in a cornfield, near Moscow Zhukovsky airport on Thursday.

The male passenger can be heard thanking the pilots in the footage and recounting how the plane landed.

“First we touched the ground 500 metres from here, around four times, around three, four times we touched the ground. This is how we luckily landed. No injured. Our pilots are just awesome,” the passenger said.

The Ural Airlines plane was en route to Simferopol from Moscow with 233 people aboard when its engines malfunctioned due to a flock of birds being ingested by the turbines, according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency.

Ural Airlines tweeted that “On flight U6178, when flying out of Zhukovsky, there was a large hit of birds in the aircraft engines. The plane made an emergency landing. Passengers and crew were not injured.”

All passengers and seven crew members survived the rough landing, although 24 people were injured, according to Russia’s Ministry of Health.

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