Brekky Wrap: Pilots Hailed Heroes For Crash-Landing Plane After Hitting Flock Of Gulls
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Two Russian pilots are being hailed as heroes after crash-landing a passenger plane after it struck a flock of birds. There were 233 passengers and crew on board the A321 when it ran into trouble shortly after take-off from a Moscow airport. The Ural Airlines jet was forced to make an emergency landing in a cornfield less than a kilometre away after the gulls got caught in the engine. Dozens of passengers received medical treatment, at least six people were hospitalised. "Precisely due to their professionalism, self-possession and coordinated actions (the pilots) managed to land a plane without tragic consequences," the airline said in a statement. The plane suffered significant damage and won't be returning to the skies.
The Prime Minister has stood his ground on climate change, refusing to commit Australia to a pledge by our Pacific neighbours. Island nations wanted a strong statement on climate change which included phasing out coal power. But Scott Morrison raised concerns about several sections of the agreement.
Still no charges laid over the Sydney stabbing rampage that left one woman dead and a second injured. The 20-year-old suspect remains under police guard in hospital as officers work to establish a motive for the attack.
An Australian could face jail time over a fatal crash in Jembrana, Bali. The 49-year-old Sydney woman has been arrested after the car she was driving collided with a motorcycle, killing a local teenager. News Corp reports she's facing up to five years jail.
A man dubbed the ‘Hollywood Ripper’ has been found guilty of the murders of two women in the early 2000s including Ashton Kutcher’s ex-girlfriend. Michael Gargiulo, 43, was also found guilty of attempting to kill a third woman in 2008, who survived and testified against him. He'll learn his fate in the coming weeks.
Nick Kyrgios has been slapped with $166,000 in fines after his latest blow up at the Cincinnati Masters. The 24-year-old swore, called the umpire a "f***ing tool" and spat in his direction during an outburst labelled as “disgusting”.
Australia has dismissed England for 258 runs on day two of the second Ashes Test at Lords. Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood all took three wickets. At stumps, the visitors were 1 for30.
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