Russian airliner crash-lands in Moscow region after bird-strike

Armenpress 10:03, 15 August, 2019

YEREVAN, AUGUST 15, ARMENPRESS. At least 23 people were injured when an Ural Airlines passenger aircraft crash landed in the Moscow region in Russia, TASS reported.

There were 226 passengers and crew members aboard the aircraft.

No fatalities were reported.

"Shortly after takeoff, the aircraft struck a flock of gulls, some of the birds were sucked into its engines… The emergency landing took place on a cornfield less than one kilometer away from the airport’s runway," a federal aviation agency official told TASS.

A probe has been launched into the accident, Spokesperson for the Moscow Inter-Regional Transport Prosecutor’s Office Yekaterina Korotkova told TASS.

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan



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