Two Russian pilots are being hailed as heroes by the Kremlin after they crash landed an airliner carrying 233 people in a cornfield outside Moscow. A Ural Airlines Airbus A321 was taking off from Moscow Zhukovsky airport when a flock of seagulls hit the plane and were injested into both engines.

Video of Take Off & Moment Birds Fly Into Engines

In the video, you can hear the birds strike the plane as the engine starts to stall and rattle.

After the aircraft hit the flock of birds and ingested them into both engines, it climbed  to around 750 feet. The engines then both failed and the pilots executed a landing in a field less than 3 miles past the end of the runway. The landing gear was fully retracted when it hit the field severely damaging the plane but miraculously, everybody on board survived. 

Video of Russian Plane Crash Landing Into Corn Field 

Warning Distressing Footage

Video reportedly from within the plane showed the passengers remained quiet as it approached the cornfield, only for screaming to erupt as the jet touched down.

Up to 55 passengers, including 17 children have been given medical attention according to Russian state news agency TASS. 

n a video posted on Russian social media platform VKontakte, Murzin detailed how the pair managed to bring the plane down safely.

"After takeoff, birds got caught in the engines, with the left engine stalling immediately. Then they got caught in the second engine and it became unstable, and also stalled. There wasn't enough thrust, and we lost altitude. We landed in a field manually -- the commander took control."

Gregory Murzin - Co-Pilot
Pilot Damir Yusupov, 41, and co-pilot Georgy Murzin, 23, were praised by the airline for their professionalism in difficult circumstances.
“Precisely due to their professionalism, self-possession and coordinated actions (they) managed to land a plane without tragic consequences,” a Ural Airlines statement said.

A similar incident happened in January 2009, when a flock of geese struck a US Airways plane, knocking out both engines. It was called The “Miracle on the Hudson,” when Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger put the Airbus A320 down on the frigid Hudson River with no fatalities.  In 2016 the event were made in to a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks. 

Sully

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