Ural Airlines Airbus emergency landed in corn field near Moscow, 10 people injured

15.08.2019 at 08:04

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Ural Airlines Airbus A321 (VQ-BOZ) made an off-airport emergency landing in a cornfield after both engines ingested birds shortly after take-off at Moscow-Zhukovsky Airport (UUBW), Russia.

There are some injuries among 234 people on flight U6178 to Simferopol.

There were no fatalities but 10 people were taken to hospital. Both engines were destroyed and the wings received subst. damage during the landing.

According to video footage, flight U6178 took off normally from runway 12 at Zhukovsky but failed to gain height.

Less than a minute later, the climb turned into a descent that ultimately ended in a field.

After take-off, the birds got into the engines, the left engine immediately stalled, then they also got into the second engine, and the revs became unstable, the second engine also stalled, there wasn’t enough thrust, and the height gradually fell.

At the scene of the accident, 20 ambulance brigades quickly arrived, a sanitation helicopter was deployed.

This A321 was already in state of emergency. In 2013, when landing in Kazan, he touched the course lighthouse with his tail. The crew managed to land the plane, none of the passengers were injured, but the liner itself suffered significant damage.

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Экипаж «Уральских авиалиний», который посадил самолет в кукурузном поле, отстранили от полетов
Экипаж «Уральских авиалиний», который посадил самолет в кукурузном поле, отстранили от полетов

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