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Video shows MOMENT when birds hit Ural Airlines jet on take-off


Added 08-15-19 05:37:02am EST - “A birdstrike that caused a Ural Airlines A321 to lose power on take-off was filmed just minutes before it crash-landed in a cornfield outside Moscow with 233 on board.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Video shows MOMENT when birds hit Ural Airlines jet on take-off”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The footage shot by a passenger seated next to the window shows the two-engine, narrow-body airliner speeding down the runway at Moscow’s Zhukovsky Airport. In a matter of seconds, the left wing crosses the path of a flock of birds.

Flying with full tanks and 233 people on board, the airplane began steadily losing altitude minutes after departure. The pilots immediately decided to land in a remote field several kilometers from the runway.

The emergency landing was conducted without the landing gear deployed. In a separate video, a sputtering sound can be heard, presumably from the engines. It was reported that both engines were switched off prior to the landing.

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