The Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) has prepared an interim report on the investigation of the incident with the A321 airliner, emergency landing in a corn field in the Moscow region, TASS reports.
It is noted that the document confirms the version of the failure of both aircraft engines due to birds.
“It also includes flight analysis, aircraft condition, description of crew’s actions, ground services, crew’s negotiations with dispatchers, actions of emergency rescue and fire brigades,” the statement said.
An agency source at IAC explained that the report will be sent to the Ministry of Transport and the Federal Air Transport Agency. It will also be received by Ural Airlines and representatives of the company that owns the flight Royal Flight Limited.
Recall, on August 15, the passenger airliner A321 of Ural Airlines flew from Zhukovsky Airport near Moscow to Simferopol. After 15 minutes, the plane with the landing gear removed made an emergency landing in a corn field due to birds getting into the engines.
All 226 passengers and seven crew members survived. Russian leader Vladimir Putin awarded A321 pilots Damir Yusupov and Georgy Murzin the titles of Heroes of Russia. The remaining crew members were awarded the Order of Courage.
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