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Russia: Ural Airlines pilot recalls rough landing after engine malfunction06:01

Russia: Ural Airlines pilot recalls rough landing after engine malfunction

Russian Federation, Zhukovsky
August 15, 2019 at 17:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

First pilot and commander of Ural Airlines flight U6178 Damir Yusupov recounted the emergency landing of his aircraft on Thursday, while speaking in Zhukovsky later that same day.

“In the mind there were just, firstly, the thought of not letting the plane fall, secondly, when the fall became inevitable of how to land it gently,” he said.

Yusupov mentioned that the tide of events compelled him to change his decisions several times which was, in his opinion, successful and helped avoid casualties.

“The group of stewards did everything professionally and very quickly, evacuation was instantaneous, they performed the related commands, released the emergency escape slides,” he recalled.

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.

Russia: Ural Airlines pilot recalls rough landing after engine malfunction06:01
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First pilot and commander of Ural Airlines flight U6178 Damir Yusupov recounted the emergency landing of his aircraft on Thursday, while speaking in Zhukovsky later that same day.

“In the mind there were just, firstly, the thought of not letting the plane fall, secondly, when the fall became inevitable of how to land it gently,” he said.

Yusupov mentioned that the tide of events compelled him to change his decisions several times which was, in his opinion, successful and helped avoid casualties.

“The group of stewards did everything professionally and very quickly, evacuation was instantaneous, they performed the related commands, released the emergency escape slides,” he recalled.

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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