At least 10 hurt when airliner crash-lands on cornfield near Moscow after bird strike

VIDEO: REUTERS
The plane landed in a cornfield with undeployed landing gear and turned-off engines.
The plane landed in a cornfield with undeployed landing gear and turned-off engines.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

MOSCOW (BLOOMBERG) - At least 10 people, including three children, were injured in a crash-landing of a passenger plane shortly after take-off from the Ramenskiy airport east of Moscow, Russia's Emergencies Ministry said in a website statement.

The official Tass news agency put the number hurt at 23, citing an unidentified person.

The Crimea-bound Airbus A321 operated by Ural Airlines made an emergency landing after a bird strike on its engines, the civil aviation watchdog said in a separate statement.

The plane landed in a cornfield with undeployed landing gear and turned-off engines.

News website Life.ru posted footage of people walking through a corn field away from the plane, which sat in the midst of the plants.

The crew "has shown fantastic skills and self-control. The captain was a Yekaterinburg resident Damir Yusupov. He and his crew saved 223 lives. Heroes", Sverdlovsk region Governor Evgeny Kuyvashev wrote on Instagram.

In May, a Sukhoi Superjet-100 plane caught fire upon landing in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, killing 41 of 73 on board.