Russian Pilot Makes Emergency Landing in Cornfield, All Passengers Safe

A Russian airline pilot is being called a hero after his quick decision to make an emergency landing in a cornfield saved more than 220 lives.

The flight took off from Moscow and struck a flock of birds, knocking out one of the plane’s engines. The pilot made the decision to land the plane in an open cornfield just half-a mile away from the airport.

The plane was carrying 226 passengers and seven crew members. At least 23 people suffered injuries and were taken to the hospital.

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