The actions of the crew of the Airbus A321 plane, which conducted an emergency landing in a countryside field near Zhukovsky Airport, southeast of Moscow, deserve the highest praise and awards, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said opening a government meeting, ONA reports citing TASS.
"It is evident that the crew’s actions deserve the highest praise. After analyzing the situation, it is necessary to draw up documents to recommend them for a decoration," he stated.
Medvedev stressed that a tragedy and loss of life was prevented thanks to the crewmembers’ skillful actions. "It is clear that commissions, which will have to find out what happened and why, will be working there," the prime minister added. "But anyway, the fact that they were able to land the plane under such difficult conditions is certainly very good news."
"Let experts look into the matter in accordance with all the procedures," he said addressing Russian Transport Minister Yevgeny Ditrikh.