The commander of the crash landing Airbus A321 Ural Airlines, Damir Yusupov, said he did not consider himself a hero.
“Many say that I’m a hero, but to be honest, I don’t feel like a hero at all, because I did what I had to do,” he said on the air of the “60 Minutes” program on Rossiya-1 TV channel.
According to him, the decision to deploy the aircraft was initially considered, but when it became clear that the second engine also failed, it had to be planted in the field.
He explained that the engine power was not even enough to hold the insignificant height that the ship had managed to gain by that moment.
At the same time, he noted that the preparation of the aircraft for departure was normal.
It was previously reported that A321 collided with a flock of seagulls and sat in a corn field.
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