Ural Airlines flight U6 178 with Airbus A321 VQ-BOZ suffers a bird strike on takeoff, lands safely in a cornfield

Flight U6 178 from Moscow (Zhukovskogo) to Simeropol on August 15, 2019 aborted its takeoff into a cornfield after a bird strike in both engines

Ural Airlines flight U6 178 from Moscow (Zhukovskogo) with the pictured Airbus A321 VQ-BOZ today aborted its takeoff. The flight, headed to Simeropol, suffered a bird strike on takeoff. The flight after becoming airborne landed in a cornfield. There were 226 passengers and seven crew members on board

The airline issued this statement (translated from Russian):

When flying a flight to Simferopol from Moscow (Zhukovskogo), there was a large hit of birds in both engines. The flight crew made a forced landing.

Thanks to the professionalism of the crew and their glorious actions, the landing was accomplished without tragic consequences. There were 226 passengers in the aircraft, no one was injured, passengers evacuated and at the moment are in the terminal of the airport.

The airline then issued the statement (also translated):

The Commander of the aircraft flight U6 178 was Damir Yusupov, the second pilot – Georgy Murzin. It was due to their professionalism, grit and glorious actions that the plane managed to land without tragic consequences.

Damir Yusupov is 41 years old. In 2013, he graduated with honors from the St. Petersburg State University of civil aviation. Right after the university was accepted to work in the airline Ural Airlines.

In 2018, he received a second specialty: He graduated from the ulyanovsk institute of civil aviation named after the chief marshal of aviation, B.P. Bugaeva, in the direction of aéronavigaciâ.

The total raid of Damir Yusupov is more than 3000 hours.

The second pilot of George Murzinu, 23 In 2017. He graduated from St. Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation.

Top Copyright Photo: Ural Airlines Airbus A321-211 VQ-BOZ (msn 2117) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 947309.

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