Russian crash plane registered in Bermuda

  • In this file image taken from a video distributed by Russian Investigative Committee, Investigative Committee employees work at the crash site of a Russian Ural Airlines’ A321 plane is seen after an emergency landing in a cornfield near Ramenskoye, outside Moscow, Russia, yesterday. The Russian pilot was being hailed as a hero for safely landing his passenger jet in a corn field after it collided with a flock of gulls seconds after takeoff, causing both engines to malfunction. While dozens of people on the plane sought medical assistance, only one was hospitalised (The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation/AP)

    In this file image taken from a video distributed by Russian Investigative Committee, Investigative Committee employees work at the crash site of a Russian Ural Airlines’ A321 plane is seen after an emergency landing in a cornfield near Ramenskoye, outside Moscow, Russia, yesterday. The Russian pilot was being hailed as a hero for safely landing his passenger jet in a corn field after it collided with a flock of gulls seconds after takeoff, causing both engines to malfunction. While dozens of people on the plane sought medical assistance, only one was hospitalised (The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation/AP)

  • Damir Yusupov, 41, the captain of Ural Airlines A321, walks to attend a news conference in Ramenskoye, just outside Moscow, Russia, yesterday. The captain of a Russian passenger jet was hailed as a hero for landing his plane in a cornfield after it collided with a flock of gulls seconds after takeoff, causing both engines to malfunction (Photograph by Vladimir Shatilov/AP)

    Damir Yusupov, 41, the captain of Ural Airlines A321, walks to attend a news conference in Ramenskoye, just outside Moscow, Russia, yesterday. The captain of a Russian passenger jet was hailed as a hero for landing his plane in a cornfield after it collided with a flock of gulls seconds after takeoff, causing both engines to malfunction (Photograph by Vladimir Shatilov/AP)

  • Damir Yusupov, 41, the captain of Ural Airlines A321, walks to attend a news conference in Ramenskoye, just outside Moscow, Russia, yesterday. The captain of a Russian passenger jet was hailed as a hero for landing his plane in a cornfield after it collided with a flock of gulls seconds after takeoff, causing both engines to malfunction (Photograph by Vladimir Shatilov/AP)

    Damir Yusupov, 41, the captain of Ural Airlines A321, walks to attend a news conference in Ramenskoye, just outside Moscow, Russia, yesterday. The captain of a Russian passenger jet was hailed as a hero for landing his plane in a cornfield after it collided with a flock of gulls seconds after takeoff, causing both engines to malfunction (Photograph by Vladimir Shatilov/AP)

  • In this video grab provided by the RU-RTR Russian television, a Russian Ural Airlines’ A321 plane is seen after an emergency landing in a cornfield near Ramenskoye, outside Moscow, Russia, yesterday. The Russian pilot was being hailed as a hero for safely landing his passenger jet in a cornfield after it collided with a flock of gulls seconds after takeoff, causing both engines to malfunction (Image cortesy of RU-RTR Russian Television/AP)

    In this video grab provided by the RU-RTR Russian television, a Russian Ural Airlines’ A321 plane is seen after an emergency landing in a cornfield near Ramenskoye, outside Moscow, Russia, yesterday. The Russian pilot was being hailed as a hero for safely landing his passenger jet in a cornfield after it collided with a flock of gulls seconds after takeoff, causing both engines to malfunction (Image cortesy of RU-RTR Russian Television/AP)

  • In this video grab provided by the RU-RTR Russian television, a Russian Ural Airlines’ A321 plane is seen after an emergency landing in a cornfield near Ramenskoye, outside Moscow, Russia, yesterday. The Russian pilot was being hailed as a hero for safely landing his passenger jet in a cornfield after it collided with a flock of gulls seconds after takeoff, causing both engines to malfunction (Image courtesy of RU-RTR Russian Television/AP)

    In this video grab provided by the RU-RTR Russian television, a Russian Ural Airlines’ A321 plane is seen after an emergency landing in a cornfield near Ramenskoye, outside Moscow, Russia, yesterday. The Russian pilot was being hailed as a hero for safely landing his passenger jet in a cornfield after it collided with a flock of gulls seconds after takeoff, causing both engines to malfunction (Image courtesy of RU-RTR Russian Television/AP)

  • In this file image taken from a video distributed by Russian Investigative Committee, Investigative Committee employees works at a crash site of a Russian Ural Airlines’ A321 plane is seen after an emergency landing in a cornfield near Ramenskoye, outside Moscow, Russia, yesterday. The Russian pilot was being hailed as a hero for safely landing his passenger jet in a cornfield after it collided with a flock of gulls seconds after takeoff, causing both engines to malfunction. While dozens of people on the plane sought medical assistance, only one was hospitalised (Photograph by The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation/AP)

    In this file image taken from a video distributed by Russian Investigative Committee, Investigative Committee employees works at a crash site of a Russian Ural Airlines’ A321 plane is seen after an emergency landing in a cornfield near Ramenskoye, outside Moscow, Russia, yesterday. The Russian pilot was being hailed as a hero for safely landing his passenger jet in a cornfield after it collided with a flock of gulls seconds after takeoff, causing both engines to malfunction. While dozens of people on the plane sought medical assistance, only one was hospitalised (Photograph by The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation/AP)

  • In this video grab provided by the RU-RTR Russian television, a Russian Ural Airlines’ A321 plane is seen after an emergency landing in a cornfield near Ramenskoye, outside Moscow, Russia, yesterday. Russian Ural Airlines’ A321, carrying 226 passengers and a crew of seven, collided with a flock of birds while taking off from Moscow’s Zhukovsky airport. Russian health authorities said that 23 people, including five children, have been hospitalised with injuries (Image courtesy of RU-RTR Russian Television/AP)

    In this video grab provided by the RU-RTR Russian television, a Russian Ural Airlines’ A321 plane is seen after an emergency landing in a cornfield near Ramenskoye, outside Moscow, Russia, yesterday. Russian Ural Airlines’ A321, carrying 226 passengers and a crew of seven, collided with a flock of birds while taking off from Moscow’s Zhukovsky airport. Russian health authorities said that 23 people, including five children, have been hospitalised with injuries (Image courtesy of RU-RTR Russian Television/AP)


A Bermuda-registered plane crash landed outside Moscow in Russia yesterday morning after a bird strike.

The Ural Airlines Airbus 321 was en route from Moscow’s Zhukovskiy Airport to Simferopol in Crimea, when it hit a flock of gulls just after take-off.

The pilots brought the plane down “safe but hard” in a corn field a short distance from the airport. At least 74 of the 226 passengers were injured.

Bermuda Maritime Operations said it received “almost-simultaneous” distress alerts from the aircraft at 1.15am Bermuda time, and contacted the airline.

The BMO added: “Although not on the runway, the aircraft evacuated all 226 persons to safety.”

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Published Aug 16, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Aug 16, 2019 at 7:33 am)

Russian crash plane registered in Bermuda

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