Ural Airlines Flight 178

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Ural Airlines Flight 178
Photograph of aircraft involved
VQ-BOZ, the aircraft involved in the accident, seen in 2013
Accident
Date15 August 2019 (2019-08-15)
SummaryCrash-landed following bird strike resulting in dual engine failure
SiteNear Zhukovsky International Airport, Moscow, Russia
55°30′43″N 38°15′07″E / 55.512°N 38.252°E / 55.512; 38.252Coordinates: 55°30′43″N 38°15′07″E / 55.512°N 38.252°E / 55.512; 38.252
Aircraft
Aircraft typeAirbus A321-211
OperatorUral Airlines
IATA flight No.U6178
ICAO flight No.SVR178
Call signSVERDLOVSK AIR 178
RegistrationVQ-BOZ
Flight originZhukovsky International Airport, Moscow, Russia
DestinationSimferopol International Airport, Simferopol, Crimea
Occupants233
Passengers226
Crew7
Fatalities0
Injuries74
Survivors233 (all)

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.[1] It happened after taking off from Zhukovsky and crash landed in a cornfield a few kilometers past the airport.[2] Twenty-nine people were injured and no one was killed.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nowack, Timo. "A321 von Ural Airlines landet in Maisfeld" [A321 of Ural Airlies lands in maize field] (in German). Aerotelegraph. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  2. "Passengers injured in emergency landing after Russian jet hits birds". CBS News. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  3. "Russia bird strike: 23 injured after plane hits gulls and crash-lands". BBC News Online. Retrieved 15 August 2019.