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Ural Airlines U6 178 (ZIA-SIP) - forced landing into cornfield after bird strikes

Ural Airlines U6 178 (ZIA-SIP) - forced landing into cornfield after bird strikes

Old Aug 15, 19, 8:20 am
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Ural Airlines U6 178 (ZIA-SIP) - forced landing into cornfield after bird strikes

Two separate bird strikes upon takeoff disabled both engines at 750ft. Plane was forced to land in a cornfield about 3mi away. It's pretty amazing that there wasn't a fire or catastrophic hull loss and everyone survived (23 minor injuries reported).

Video of takeoff and bird strikes

Video of forced landing
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Old Aug 15, 19, 9:51 am
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Great job by those pilots.
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Old Aug 15, 19, 4:21 pm
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According to the BBC there were some fairly serious injuries. The video on this page is pretty harrowing:

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-eu...-land-in-field
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Old Aug 15, 19, 5:05 pm
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avherald.com report---->Accident: Ural A321 at Moscow on Aug 15th 2019, bird strike into both engines forces landing in corn field
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Old Aug 16, 19, 1:24 pm
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Grateful as I am that somebody decided to film this, I can't help thinking they'd have had a better time of it if they'd adopted the brace position instead...
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Old Aug 17, 19, 10:34 am
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Grateful as I am that somebody decided to film this, I can't help thinking they'd have had a better time of it if they'd adopted the brace position instead...
Open to be wrong but it appears the situation developed so rapidly that the cockpit didn't have time to give a heads-up to the cabin crew and no one in the cabin seemed to have realized things were going south until the final moments of the flight.
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Old Aug 18, 19, 6:30 pm
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Close to full passenger and fuel loads, landed gear up in a wet cornfield. Absolutely amazing piloting during a rapidly changing situation.
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