A Russian Airbus with more than 230 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing in a cornfield outside Moscow on Thursday after hitting a flock of seagulls, officials said.
There were no immediate reports of serious injuries.
The Ural Airlines A321 was carrying 226 passengers and seven crew from Moscow’s Zhukovsky airport to Simferopol in Russia-annexed Crimea, the Rosaviatsia air transport agency said in a statement.
The bird strike occurred shortly after take-off, causing engine trouble, and the crew decided to immediately land.
The plane landed in the cornfield about a kilometer from the runway, with its engines off and landing …read more
Source: Channels Television