Passengers flee plane after ‘miracle’ emergency landing in cornfield

A Russian passenger jet carrying 233 people was forced to make an emergency landing in a cornfield after striking a flock of birds shortly after takeoff. Pilot Damir Yusupov was hailed as a hero by Russian media after making the landing with the plane’s engines off and landing gear up. The Russian Ministry of Health said nobody had been killed but 23 sustained injuries in the incident.