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Airbus A321 lost both engines: Captain is a hero after saving 234 passengers

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Ural plane crash

Captain Damir Yusupov and First Officer Gregory Murzin saved the lives of 234 passengers on board Ural Airlines flight U6178 from Moscow  Zhukovsky airport for a  domestic flight to Simferopol.

The Airbus A321 crash-landed this morning in a cornfield outside Moscow after the plane lost both engines, even though the weather was good when Ural Air flight U6178 took off from Moscow Zhukovsky airport for a  domestic flight to Simferopol.

Landing U6178 under such conditions and only injuring 23 passengers is close to a miracle. who successfully landed their aircraft in a cornfield after losing both engines due to bird strikes

Upon take-off the aircraft sustained “numerous strikes from birds” to its powerplants, and “made an emergency landing”, says the Russian Airliner

Airbus A321 lost both engines: Captain is a hero after saving 234 passengers

Airbus A321 lost both engines: Captain is a hero after saving 234 passengers

Airbus A321 lost both engines: Captain is a hero after saving 234 passengers

It came down in a field, apparently a few moments after take-off from runway 12.in a cornfield close by.

Russia’s federal Investigative Committee has opened a routine criminal probe into the event, stating that the aircraft made a “hard landing” in a field in the Ramenskoye district.

It says an investigative team is organizing the necessary actions with the aim of establishing “all the circumstances and cause of the crash.

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Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.