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Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:05 am
by Armadillo1
russian topic:
https://aviaforum.ru/threads/avarijnaya ... 019.46864/

226 pax+7 crew all survive with 15 minor injuries

for now, the plane sit on belly in field 3-4km from ZIA

initial report about both? engines bird strike, unclear for now is this only few second flight or minutes in climb.
FR24 shows seconds.

pics:
https://iz.ru/910396/2019-08-15/passazh ... oi-oblasti

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15.08.2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:14 am
by schech
Passengers heard 2 claps and said, that pilots “were trying to re-start the engines”. Thankfully they managed to remove the chassis, or it would be much more than we have.
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Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15.08.2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:15 am
by Chrisba320
Well done to the pilots for putting this bird down safely with no casualties on board. I’m sure the A321’s advanced systems also played a major part in this not ending in disaster.

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:27 am
by Armadillo1
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one engine detached on landing

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15.08.2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:28 am
by jupiter2
Chrisba320 wrote:
Well done to the pilots for putting this bird down safely with no casualties on board. I’m sure the A321’s advanced systems also played a major part in this not ending in disaster.


Is that what lucks called now ?

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:38 am
by hic787
The corn really softened the landing!

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:41 am
by Armadillo1
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10 people (3 children) taken to hospital with mar and scratches (how in english?)

yep, cornlanding done well

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:45 am
by jupiter2
But is it a write off ?

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:52 am
by qf789
Just a reminder that if you posting images, a link to source must be included otherwise the post will be deleted due to violating our copyright rules

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:56 am
by Armadillo1
https://www.e1.ru/news/spool/news_id-66198010.html

"just a pair of people try to take they bags, but realize they are wrong"

my previous pics all from aviaforum.ru

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:00 am
by Armadillo1
left engine stalled first, then right hit too and become unstable

take off
https://youtu.be/MXoBc5Swov8

landing
https://youtu.be/mkDXwUFRsBY

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:29 am
by b4thefall
Wow!! Amazing skill from the pilots. Very lucky this happened where there was space available to make a crash landing in the fields. If this had happened over a populated built up area, the result would have been too awful to think about.

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:35 am
by D L X
Armadillo1 wrote:
left engine stalled first, then right hit too and become unstable

take off
https://youtu.be/MXoBc5Swov8

landing
https://youtu.be/mkDXwUFRsBY


1) holy smokes!

2) EVERYTHING is recorded in Russia.

3) impressive putting it down in a field and keeping the cabin intact.

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:46 am
by LaunchDetected
Good skills to perform under such a pressure. Fortunately no populated areas.

About the filming, it should be a better idea to be in brace position rather than holding your phone against the window.

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:46 am
by StTim
Luck and skill played their part. Pleased to hear all survived.

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:47 am
by tu204
And we have ourselves a Russian version of Sully.

However lacking a river he decided to give the pax a chance to pick some free corn vs. going swimming. :D

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:51 am
by tu204
Armadillo1 wrote:
left engine stalled first, then right hit too and become unstable

take off
https://youtu.be/MXoBc5Swov8

landing
https://youtu.be/mkDXwUFRsBY


On the "landing" video, is that the sound of the engine surging? Like a spooling up (with a buzz) and then spooling down sound?

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:55 am
by Armadillo1
yes and at the end of "take off" too.

they catch flock of seagulls at 3rd second of first video/

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:03 am
by Armadillo1
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from aviaforum.ru users.

https://t.me/breakingmash/13438
portside video

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15.08.2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:12 am
by OccupiedLav
Chrisba320 wrote:
Well done to the pilots for putting this bird down safely with no casualties on board. I’m sure the A321’s advanced systems also played a major part in this not ending in disaster.


At this point the aircraft was pretty much a glider, so I doubt the safe outcome was a result of advanced systems. This was good piloting/luck.

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:14 am
by tu204
jupiter2 wrote:
But is it a write off ?

Sorry, couldn't resist.


My money is on "yes". :lol:

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:15 am
by sabenapilot
tu204 wrote:
And we have ourselves a Russian version of Sully.


Indeed, remarkable performance of the crew in both cases AND a testimony of the robust design of this plane!

Well done: everybody got out alive from a situation labeled as catastrophic, that's all that matters really.

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15.08.2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:16 am
by marcelh
OccupiedLav wrote:
Chrisba320 wrote:
Well done to the pilots for putting this bird down safely with no casualties on board. I’m sure the A321’s advanced systems also played a major part in this not ending in disaster.


At this point the aircraft was pretty much a glider, so I doubt the safe outcome was a result of advanced systems. This was good piloting/luck.

Those systems prevent the pilots to stall the plane when pulling on the stick too much.
And a nice big corn field also helped a lot!

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:18 am
by Delta777Jet
The A320/321 seem to be a good glider.
Right after it happened they must get the plan to keep plane level and go into the field. In such a stressful situation I think it proofs a good crew skill.

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:44 am
by ikolkyo
Thank goodness there was some field right after the end of the runway, had this been a a place like LHR or similar it would have been an absolute disaster.

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:48 am
by tu204
Now let's debate this:

They landed with gear up.

Would it have been better had they lowered the gear? :stirthepot:

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:49 am
by Armadillo1
today must be serious magtetic fluctuations.
https://ura.news/news/1052395321
Global Jet plane return to SVO by hydraulic failure

https://twitter.com/66ru/status/1161901711537180673
drone area video.
looks like they lucky to jump over ditch

from aviaforum.ru
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Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:53 am
by Jouhou
Is it technically an "emergency landing" If it barely takes off and glides down onto a field with its landing gear up? It's more like a gentle and well handled crash.

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:54 am
by SwissCanuck
When paragliding, in french, if you land in a crop field you "salad" yourself, if you land in a pasture you "cow" (vache) yourself. These guys just saladed a bloody airbus. Brilliant. Kudos to the crew. This could have been a horrible accident. The normal rule here is you have to give the farmer 5 bucks, but I don't know what the rule is for a narrowbody LOL

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:03 am
by Dutchy
Nice work from the crew. No casualties is always a good result to such an emergency.

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15.08.2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:08 am
by WIederling
jupiter2 wrote:
Chrisba320 wrote:
Well done to the pilots for putting this bird down safely with no casualties on board. I’m sure the A321’s advanced systems also played a major part in this not ending in disaster.


Is that what lucks called now ?


luck invariably needs professional help.

( compare to the NG AMS polderbaan crash some years ago. )

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:08 am
by OmerMaz
It's very fortunate that there was no fire...Also that the corn field actualy might have helped.
Isn't this kind of failures is extremely rare?
The weather looks just fine, is there any confirmation about a possible bird strike or that something went to sh-- inside the engines?

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:15 am
by Armadillo1
OmerMaz wrote:
It's very fortunate that there was no fire...Also that the corn field actualy might have helped.
Isn't this kind of failures is extremely rare?
The weather looks just fine, is there any confirmation about a possible bird strike or that something went to sh-- inside the engines?

yes, airline and all other sources reported multiple bird strike for both engines.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B1K9bV2nBRT/
you can see them on portside video just after V2

for both engines- rare. previous notable was at 2009. for single - common issue usually not reported in media.

more pics.
https://www.interfax.ru/photo/4498/44755

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:43 am
by lamiska
Nice gesture by passengers applauding and thanking pilots and crew members for saving them shortly after evacuation:

https://vk.com/video-112510789_45625460 ... a04c19ec3d

Also per passenger comments, there were 1 or 2 people trying to save the cabin bags, but quickly realized it is not worth it.

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:08 am
by hitower3
Dear A-netters,

I would have a question related to the envelope protection system of the A320 series in this situation (double engine failure):
What flight mode will be active if both engines will fail, causing also a failure of both green and yellow hyd systems? Would it stay in normal, degrade to alternate or even drop to direct mode? Is it correct that only blue hyd system is available in this case?

Best regards,
Hendric

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:11 am
by aircatalonia
This is indeed the Russian version of the Hudson miracle.

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:15 am
by readytotaxi
hic787 wrote:
The corn really softened the landing!

Yep, that's why they call it sweet.

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:16 am
by Armadillo1
interesting it was a flock of Black-headed gull, which is a light bird - 200-300 gramms
may be damage become serious by a number of hits

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:27 am
by OA940
It's definitely just as impressive and challenging as the situation the crew of US1549 faced. It's a shame this miracle won't gather as much attention simply because of where it happened. These pilots deserve all the awards. They truly did something very impressive here

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:39 am
by acechip
Those 320/321 Buses look pretty and dainty, but seem to be built quite robustly. On the other hand, kudos to the flight crew for managing the evacuation of 200+ passengers. It isn't a joke. Any time you lose your source of propulsion, all bets are off with respect to the outcome. And here, there was even lesser time available than the Hudson event. The pilots had to take a now or never decision, considering the terrain. For that ALONE, they deserve great commendation.

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:40 am
by djvalume
All details available here including videos:

http://avherald.com/h?article=4cb94927&opt=0

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15.08.2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:53 am
by Chrisba320
jupiter2 wrote:
Chrisba320 wrote:
Well done to the pilots for putting this bird down safely with no casualties on board. I’m sure the A321’s advanced systems also played a major part in this not ending in disaster.


Is that what lucks called now ?


Sure luck played a part because the corn field was handier than a populated area would have been. But as far as the aircraft is concerned a robust design and well designed systems don’t hurt. Fantastic job done by the crew and kudos to Airbus. I won’t say what most people are no doubt thinking because my post will probably be deleted.

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:56 am
by frigatebird
Armadillo1 wrote:
today must be serious magtetic fluctuations.
https://ura.news/news/1052395321
Global Jet plane return to SVO by hydraulic failure

https://twitter.com/66ru/status/1161901711537180673
drone area video.
looks like they lucky to jump over ditch

from aviaforum.ru
Image


They hit the ditch with engine nr 2 first it seems, which caused the engine to detach (as designed), making the aircraft turn a bit to the right hand side.
Could have ended much worse, glad everyone survived without serious injuries.

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:02 am
by rjmf22
In flight video. Scary stuff:\

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh_19imjx7o

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:08 am
by LAXLHR
Armadillo1 wrote:
russian topic:
https://aviaforum.ru/threads/avarijnaya ... 019.46864/

226 pax+7 crew all survive with 15 minor injuries

for now, the plane sit on belly in field 3-4km from ZIA

initial report about both? engines bird strike, unclear for now is this only few second flight or minutes in climb.
FR24 shows seconds.

pics:
https://iz.ru/910396/2019-08-15/passazh ... oi-oblasti


Emergency landing or Crash landing??

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:11 am
by Blerg
How do they evacuate passengers when a plane crash lands like this? Do they deploy the slides or do they evacuate over wing?

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:13 am
by Efhkspotter
tu204 wrote:
Would it have been better had they lowered the gear? :stirthepot:


What would have been better? Everyone is alive.

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15.08.2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:20 am
by jupiter2
WIederling wrote:
jupiter2 wrote:
Chrisba320 wrote:
Well done to the pilots for putting this bird down safely with no casualties on board. I’m sure the A321’s advanced systems also played a major part in this not ending in disaster.


Is that what lucks called now ?


luck invariably needs professional help.

( compare to the NG AMS polderbaan crash some years ago. )


I'm not going to down play that the crew have obviously done a good job in a very poor situation, they were extremely lucky though. Obviously besides the point of flying through a flock of birds and losing both engines, but besides that, thankfully they had pretty much everything else go in their favour.

* Good weather and daylight.
* They weren't too high, which meant they weren't going to travel too far. Which in this instance was a blessing.
* Flat, open terrain. So, no buildings, trees, hills/mountains, roads, etc to collide with.
* Farm land with corn at least 8 to 10 feet high, however small, it would've helped cushion the impact and slow the aircraft down on the ground.
* The aircraft has managed to jump over the ditch in the farm land. Could've easily nosed first into the ditch.
* Speed was relatively low.

The best thing that Sully had going for him was a bit more altitude and time to make a decision, besides water, not too many open spaces around New York.

Another example of "luck" that I can think of is the SAS MD80 that went down shortly after take off, coming down on an icy field.

If this had happened here in SYD, it would've resulted in either a ditching or a total disaster.

Good airmanship by the crew here and a huge dose of luck for everyone on board.

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:24 am
by Jalap
Is it just a matter of luck that there was no fire?
Or are there systems in place that prevent fuel spilling when the plane crashlands and an engine breaks off. Because I can imagine sparks flying around with a landing like this.

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:24 am
by zeke
tu204 wrote:
Now let's debate this:

They landed with gear up.

Would it have been better had they lowered the gear? :stirthepot:


Did they land gear up ?

Hard to tell from the drone footage. The QRH procedure would be to have them down.

I didn't hear the normal chimes on either the takeoff or landing videos to indicate gear retraction.

From the videos it looks like the bird strikes were either just before or after rotation.