In Yekaterinburg, before the football match of the local Ural and Samara Wings of the Soviets, all six members of the Ural Airlines crew entered the field, who landed an A321 aircraft in a field in the Moscow Region and saved the lives of 226 passengers.
After the announcer announced the names of the pilots and cabin crew, the stands greeted them with applause. Many at the Yekaterinburg Arena stadium got up from their seats. Then the pilot Damir Yusupov struck the first ball.
On August 15, a Ural Airlines plane flying from Moscow to Simferopol madean emergency landing on a corn field in the Moscow Region. On board were 234 people. The reason was the ingress of several gulls into the engine, one of which caught fire. All survived. Vladimir Putin awarded both pilots – Damir Yusupov and Georgy Murzin – the titles of Heroes of Russia.