Emergency landing of bird-hit Ural Airlines Airbus A321 in corn field

All 234 passengers and crew members have evacuated a Ural Airlines Airbus A321 which carried out an emergency landing in a field after a severe bird-strike on departure from Moscow.

The aircraft had been operating flight U6178 from Moscow's Zhukovsky airport to Simferopol, Crimea.

Upon take-off the aircraft sustained "numerous strikes from birds" to its powerplants, and "made an emergency landing", says the carrier.

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


By: Namenlos (2024.10)

Tags: Russia, vehicles, bird strike, Airbus