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Saved by the will of God

Moscow, August 15, 2019

Only a miracle coupled with the skill of pilots of a passenger plane with 233 people including 7 crew members on board allowed avoiding a catastrophe. Muslim aircraft commander Damir Yusupov showed the highest professionalism and landed the plane on a corn field.

The Ural Airlines A321 was carrying 226 passengers and seven crew from Moscow’s Zhukovsky airport to Simferopol, the Rosaviatsia air transport agency said in a statement.

The bird strike occurred shortly after take-off, causing engine trouble, and the crew decided to immediately land.

The plane landed in the corn field about a kilometer from the runway, with its engines off and landing gear retracted, Rosaviatsia said.

Passengers were evacuated on inflatable ramps, with some taken to hospital and others back to the airport.

The health ministry said 23 people were hospitalized, including nine children, but that none suffered serious injuries.

 

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