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Russians hail ?hero? pilot after emergency landing

MOSCOW: A Russian pilot was hailed as a hero Thursday for safely landing an Airbus carrying more than 230 people in a Moscow corn field after a bird strike.The Ural Airlines A321 flying to Crimea hit a flock of seagulls shortly after take-off from Moscow´s Zhukovsky airport early Thursday, the Rosaviatsia air transport agency said in a statement.Birds were sucked into the engines and the crew decided to immediately land, bringing the plane down in the corn field about a kilometre from the runway, with the engines off and the landing gear retracted.The aircraft, carrying 226 passengers and seven crew, …read more

Source: The News International

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