Russia bird strike: 23 injured after plane hits gulls and crash-lands
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August 1t, 2019 - for bbc.com
A Russian passenger plane has made an emergency landing in a cornfield near Moscow after striking a flock of birds.
Twenty-three people were injured in the incident, which saw the plane land with its engines off and landing gear retracted, health officials said.
The Ural Airlines Airbus 321 was travelling to Simferopol in Crimea when it hit the flock of gulls shortly after take-off, disrupting its engines.
State media has dubbed the landing the "miracle over Ramensk".
The airline said the...
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