Ural Airlines Flight 178
VQ-BOZ, the aircraft involved in the accident, seen in 2013
|Date||15 August 2019|
|Summary||Crash-landed following bird strike resulting in dual engine failure|
|Site||Near Zhukovsky International Airport, Moscow, Russia |
|Aircraft type||Airbus A321-211|
|IATA flight No.||U6178|
|ICAO flight No.||SVR178|
|Call sign||SVERDLOVSK AIR 178|
|Flight origin||Zhukovsky International Airport, Moscow, Russia|
|Destination||Simferopol International Airport, Simferopol, Crimea|
Ural Airlines Flight 178 was a scheduled passenger flight from Zhukovsky International Airport in Moscow to Simferopol in Crimea. On 15 August 2019, an Airbus A321 (VQ-BOZ) suffered a bird strike, which is when birds hit the engines of the plane. It happened after taking off from Zhukovsky and crash landed in a cornfield a few kilometers past the airport. Twenty-nine people were injured and no one was killed.
References[change | change source]
- Nowack, Timo. "A321 von Ural Airlines landet in Maisfeld" [A321 of Ural Airlies lands in maize field] (in German). Aerotelegraph. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
- "Passengers injured in emergency landing after Russian jet hits birds". CBS News. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
- "Russia bird strike: 23 injured after plane hits gulls and crash-lands". BBC News Online. Retrieved 15 August 2019.