Russia bird strike: Collision with gulls forces plane to land in field

A Russian Airbus 321 has crash-landed in a cornfield outside Moscow shortly after take-off, after birds were sucked into the plane’s engines.

The pilot brought it down with engines off and the landing gear retracted.

Passengers and crew on the Ural Airlines flight, which was flying to Simferopol in Crimea, were evacuated safely, although officials say 23 people received minor injuries.

Passengers inside the plane filmed the birds and are reported to have felt a thud as they hit the engines.

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Source: BBC

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