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Interstate Aviation Committee prepares flight safety recommendations for Zhukovsky

The document was drafted in wake of belly landing near Zhukovsky Airport, caused by mutiple bird strikes

MOSCOW, August 24. /TASS/. The Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) is preparing a series of recommendations to improve flight safety at the Zhukovsky Airport near Moscow, a committee source told TASS on Saturday.

"The IAC is preparing a report about the air accident involving the Ural Airlines Airbus A-321. It will contain a series of recommendations to improve flight safety and bird situation in the Zhukovsky Airport," the source said.

On August 15, a Ural Airlines Airbus A321 with over 230 people aboard, including 41 children, was heading to Simferopol from Moscow when it struck a flock of birds shortly after the takeoff. Both of the aircraft’s engines sucked in some of them and caught fire. The crew managed to land the plane in a cornfield and evacuate all passengers.

According to latest updates, 76 people, including 19 children, received minor injuries during the crash-landing. One woman was taken to hospital.