Damir Yusupov Photo: Roman Dorofeev / “Kommersant”
The commander of the aircraft Airbus A321, the perpetrator of a hard emergency landing in a cornfield in the suburbs, Damir Yusupov apologized to the passengers for not being able to deliver them at destination — Simferopol. He stated this at a press conference in Yekaterinburg, reports TASS.
“Passengers I’m the only one that can say, even a bit guilty that they are not delivered to the destination (in Simferopol). Some spoke, as I walked around the plane”, — said Yusupov.
He also wished all those affected, recovery and not to be afraid to fly in the future.
Earlier on Friday it became known that Yusupov returned to Ekaterinburg. Other members of the crew also relaxing at home. The crew commander said that he does not consider himself a hero and did what had to.
The A321 aircraft with 226 passengers on Board flew from Moscow to Simferopol, shortly after takeoff he had to make an emergency landing near the airport of Zhukovsky, on the morning of 15 August. According to preliminary data, the airliner engine failure because it got them gulls. Injured 76 people. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev instructed to introduce the pilots to the awards.
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