Russian plane suffers bird hit, lands in cornfield. Everyone survives
The A321 struck a flock of seagulls and lost power in both engines. Its resourceful pilot belly landed the plane to save the passengers' lives.
A Russian domestic flight suffered a bird hit soon after taking off from Moscow, but its resourceful pilot managed to land the plane safely in a cornfield.
Russian domestic carrier Ural Airlines' A321, with 226 passengers on board, was headed for Simferopol in the Crimea, when it struck a flock of seagulls and lost power in both engines.
Realising the severity of the situation, the pilot decided to land immediately. He then saw that a cornfield, a kilometer from the airport, was the perfect place to land.
He then proceeded to safely belly land the plane, without deploying his landing gear. Upon landing, passengers were evacuated.
The Russian health minister said that so far 23 people have been admitted to the hospital with minor injuries, but no one was seriously injured.
The pilot Tamir Yusupov, is being hailed as a hero by the Russian media. His prompt action and reflexes saved 223 passengers' lives.
[Autotranslated from Tamil]