Ural Airlines has abandoned its plans to fly a crashed Airbus A320 from the site of its emergency landing last September. The Russian carrier’s airliner had crash-landed in a Siberian wheat field. While everyone onboard evacuated the plane without serious injury, the plane was left stranded in the field. The aircraft is now set to be cannibalized for parts, a highly valued commodity given the sanctions impacting Russian aviation.
The Ural Airlines Airbus A320 was forced to make the emergency landing after suffering a hydraulic system failure. The initial recovery plan was to simply make the necessary repairs on-site, wait for the ground to freeze over in the winter and attempt a take-off from the field. Ural Airlines even declared the aircraft’s engines fully operational, according to Simple Flying. The ambitious plan required the airline to lease the field the Airbus was sitting on and arrange a round-the-clock security detail in preparation for the eventual flight.
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