Pilots of A321 aircraft awarded Hero of Russia titles

Pilots of A321 aircraft awarded Hero of Russia titles

Russian President Vladimir Putin has bestowed the Hero of Russia titles on the two Ural Airlines pilots Damir Yusupov and Georgy Murzin, who were forced to make an emergency landing in a field in the Moscow suburbs on August 15. Other crewmembers have been awarded the Orders of Courage.

"I have signed a decree decorating the crew of the aircraft that made an emergency crash landing near Zhukovsky Airport," the president said, opening a meeting with the permanent members of the Russian Security Council. 

"The captain of the aircraft and the second pilot have been awarded the Hero of Russia titles, while other crewmembers have received the Orders of Courage," TASS cited Putin as saying.

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