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Russia - Plane crash lands in field after bird strike

Old 15th Aug 2019, 05:29
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Russia - Plane crash lands in field after bird strike

Plane crash lands in field after bird strike sets fire in both engines - All safe! Flight Ural Airlines U6178, Moscow - Simferopol, ZIA-SIP, Airbus A321, registration VQ-BOZ, MSN 2117, first flight 16 December 2003. Scheduled departure 06:10 Moscow time. Some 234 passengers, 7 crew, 15 light injuries. Plane engines caught fire shortly after take-off due to large bird strike. Crash landed in field without landing gear extended. First responders arrived at 06:40 and doused the plane with foam. Location Moscow suburb of Ramenskoye.

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https://m.e1.ru/news/66198010
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Old 15th Aug 2019, 05:47
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"Sully in the cornfield?" Looking forward to more info on this.
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What’s the Russian word for “Sully”? Incredible outcome.
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English version: https://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFKCN1V50DQ
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Old 15th Aug 2019, 06:10
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I assume in what appears to be a slow evacuation is due to following step number 1 in modern day evacuations -retrieve your luggage.

That CFM sounds quite unhealthy. Top effort to tech crew. Full tanks, corn field and quite a bit of speed on the video. Great work guys!


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Old 15th Aug 2019, 06:58
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Originally Posted by Titania View Post
Plane engines caught fire shortly after take-off due to large bird strike.
Immediately after, in fact.

Judging from the very sketchy data on FR24 (supported by the video), the aircraft was already earthbound within 45 seconds of passing over the upwind THR.

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WOW

It doesn't get any better than this outcome. Everybody, quick, buy lottery tickets!
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Old 15th Aug 2019, 07:36
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Great job by the Crew indeed . . I must also raise my hat to the CEO of the airline for the typical Russian Public Statement after the accident :
“There was an emergency landing in Zhukovsky. Birds got into both engines. Engines turned off, the crew carried out the landing,” Ural Airlines general director said ,
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Old 15th Aug 2019, 07:38
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Well maybe something was lost in translation!

In any case a great outcome. And to be honnest a lucky one too...
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Truly outstanding! All alive, well done!
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Originally Posted by jack11111 View Post
It doesn't get any better than this outcome. Everybody, quick, buy lottery tickets!
VMC, level fields ahead, the chances were much better than in the lottery.
Still a great job. This is why we have humans sitting in row zero.

IMC/Night, build up areas around the airport and the chances would have been slim.

Video looks like a flaps 1 (slats but no flaps) configuration at landing. Strange, but maybe not the worst option to have the wing staying intact.
Looking forward for the report, again a lot to be learned.
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1+F my guess, common take-off setting. Check the other vid.
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A lot to do in a very short time

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VMC, level fields ahead, the chances were much better than in the lottery.
Still a great job. This is why we have humans sitting in row zero.

IMC/Night, build up areas around the airport and the chances would have been slim.

Video looks like a flaps 1 (slats but no flaps) configuration at landing. Strange, but maybe not the worst option to have the wing staying intact.
Looking forward for the report, again a lot to be learned.
Airbus 320 family procedure in this case is:

APU Start
FLAPS Lever 2
VAPP Determine
SPOILERS ARM
LANDING GEAR DOWN by GRAVITY
BRACE
Touchdown at minimum VS

ALL ENG MSTRS OFF
APU MSTR OFF
EMERG EVACUATE PROCEDURE APPLY
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“Immediately after, in fact.”

OH dear! Mind you, let’s not be pedantic about pedantry.750ft?? David – to avoid too much knicker-twisting, we’ll go with your definition if it helps.
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Respect to the crew. Great outcome.
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IMC/Night, build up areas around the airport and the chances would have been slim.
As would the possibility of a bird strike....
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I hope we see this story featured as much as Sully's, or at least given credit due to the professionalism of the crew and the design factors - Asiana 214, Lion Air in Bali and PNG Chuuk for instance. It's amazing. I've out-landed over a thousand times, but a in a hang glider not in a A321 LOL.

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They struck birds right on the runway
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Some quick translations from the passengers on the first video:

"We're alive....we're f****** alive'

Pax on phone: "It's bad news....but it's good news'

Cabin crew: 'Would you mind moving away from here now, please. Thank you.'

Result.
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