Vladimir Putin awarded both pilots of the Airbus A321 Ural Airlines aircraft, who landed the liner on a corn field in the Moscow Region. This was reported by RIA Novosti.
The remaining crew members were awarded the Order of Courage, the president specified, opening a meeting with permanent members of the Security Council of the Russian Federation. Putin hopes there will be fewer such incidents. “I would like nothing like this to happen at all,” he added.
I signed a decree on awarding the crew of an aircraft, which, as you know, made a supernumerary landing, rigid, at the Zhukovsky airport.
On August 15, an Airbus A321 Ural Airlines plane flying from Moscow to Simferopol made an emergency landing on a corn field. On board were 234 people. The reason was the ingress of several gulls into the engine, one of which caught fire.