“Miracle over Ramensk”: Ural Airlines A340 crash lands in a cornfield near Moscow

Daily Newsletter | August 15, 2019
Airbus was competing with Boeing, McDonnell Douglas and Lockheed’s TriStar only in short and mid-hauls until 1993. But in the long-haul market, Boeing was robust with its 747 since 1970. To fill the long-haul market gap, Airbus designated the A340 to be a “true globe-trotter” that airlines could use on their longest routes. With better operating economics than the 747, the A340 was poised to take over the Queen’s throne as the king of long-haul flights.
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A Ural Airlines Airbus A321 has made an emergency landing in a cornfield near Moscow after flying into a flock of birds, suffering multiple bird strikes in its engines. Some twenty-three people have been injured, but there were no fatalities. Local media is calling this emergency crash landing as “miracle over Ramensk”.

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