23 injured after plane hits gulls and crash-lands in Russian cornfield

A Russian passenger plane made an emergency landing in a cornfield near Moscow on Thursday after striking a flock of birds.

Twenty-three people were injured in the incident, according to health officials.

The Ural Airlines Airbus 321 was travelling to Simferopol in Crimea when it hit a flock of gulls shortly after take-off, according to local media.