Russian jet crash lands into cornfield after flock of birds hit both engines

The Ural Airlines flight crashed in a field outside Moscow just seconds after taking off with 233 passengers aboard. At least 76 people, including 19 children, were hurt.
1:13 | 08/15/19

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Transcript for Russian jet crash lands into cornfield after flock of birds hit both engines
Next tonight the passenger jet crash landing in the middle of a cornfield. Both engines were damaged from multiple bird strikes. It happened outside Moscow and ABC's James Longman is in Russia with what the pilot did. Reporter: These terrifying moments captured by a passenger as the jet with two damaged engines, and carrying 233 people, crash lands. The belly of the ural airlines airbus slamming onto a corn field, just seconds after taking off outside Moscow. Slides deployed. Stricken passengers evacuating, making their way through the rows of corn. At least 76 people, including 19 children, hurt. The emergency triggered at take-off, when birds hit both the plane's engines. In this passenger video, you can see a gull just outside the window, moments before the strike. With reports of one engine on fire, the pilot guiding the plane down. It's a miracle that the crew was able to fly this to a point where they could land in a corn field, cushioned landing, no fire and no serious injuries. Reporter: Tonight experts are saying the pilot was exactly right not to deploy the landing gear because it could have stuck in that soil and flipped the aircraft. Tonight, he's being hailed a hero. David? For sure, James Longman from Russia, thank you.

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