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Miracle in a cornfield: Airliner belly-lands safely outside Moscow following bird strike

All passengers were evacuated

An Airbus A321 made a crash landing near Zhukovsky International Airport in the Moscow region. According to the airline, both engines of the plane failed after hitting birds. There were 226 passengers and seven crew members aboard the aircraft. All passengers were promptly evacuated. As many as fifty-five passengers, including 17 children, have sought medical attention after the incident. The plane that made a crash landing was significantly damaged and won’t perform flights in the near future, the airline said in a statement.