Ten people, including three children, were injured in a crash-landing of a passenger plane. This took place shortly after takeoff from the Ramenskiy airport east of Moscow.
The official Tass news agency put the number hurt at 23, citing an unidentified person.
The Crimea-bound Airbus A321 operated by Ural Airlines made an emergency landing after a bird strike on its engines, the civil aviation watchdog said in a separate statement. The plane landed in a cornfield with undeployed landing gear and turned-off engines.
The crew “has shown fantastic skills and self-control. The captain was a Yekaterinburg resident Damir Yusupov. He and his crew saved 223 lives. Heroes,” Sverdlovsk region Governor Evgeny Kuyvashev wrote on Instagram.
In May, a Sukhoi Superjet-100 plane caught fire upon landing in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, killing 41 of 73 on board.