Footage filmed by a Ural Airlines jet passenger on board a plane shows flashes of fire in the aircraft's engine shortly before the plane made a rough landing in a cornfield, near Moscow Zhukovsky airport on Thursday.
The first flash can be seen shortly after take-off. The following flashes at the end of video are accompanied by numerous hollow sounds.
The Ural Airlines plane was en route to... Еще Simferopol from Moscow with 233 people aboard when its engines malfunctioned due to a flock of birds being ingested by the turbines, according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency.
Ural Airlines tweeted that “On flight U6178, when flying out of Zhukovsky, there was a large hit of birds in the aircraft engines. The plane made an emergency landing. Passengers and crew were not injured.”
All passengers and seven crew members survived the rough landing, although 24 people were injured, according to Russia’s Ministry of Health.