MOSCOW – A Russian pilot who landed a passenger plane in a cornfield after hitting a flock of birds said he was no hero despite the Kremlin lauding him for saving the lives of 233 people.
Russian media have said it was a miracle that no one was killed when the Ural Airlines Airbus 321 was forced to land on Thursday in a field on the outskirts of Moscow less than two minutes after it took off from Zhukovsky International Airport.
“I did what I had to do,” said Damir Yusupov, the captain who guided the Airbus down. “I saved the plane, …read more
Source: Independent Online