Pilot Damir Yusupov speaks to the media in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on Friday. Photo: AP

Vladimir Putin awards Russia’s top medal to pilot Damir Yusupov for ‘miracle’ landing in cornfield

  • Passenger plane had been hit by flock of birds, knocking out both engines
  • Yusupov landed aircraft so gently that only one of the 233 people on board was hospitalised
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Pilot Damir Yusupov speaks to the media in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on Friday. Photo: AP
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