Opening the meeting with the permanent members of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin said that by his decision the pilots who made the emergency landing of the airliner were awarded the title Heroes of the Russian Federation, and the remaining crew members were awarded the Order of Courage.
The corresponding order signed by the head of state has already been published on the Kremlin website.
The text of the decree notes that the ranks of the Heroes of Russia were awarded to pilots for courage and heroism shown in the performance of official duties in extreme conditions, and orders of Courage are awarded to the rest of the crew "for courage and selflessness shown in the performance of official duties in extreme conditions."
Without a doubt, the emergency landing of the Airbus A321 airliner, made by Damir Yusupov and Georgy Murzin, as well as the coordinated actions of the rest of the crew, are an example of heroism, thanks to which the lives of more than two hundred people on board were saved.
Recall that the passenger liner was supposed to make the flight Moscow-Simferopol, but was forced to make an emergency landing due to the failure of one of the engines that occurred as a result of a bird entering it.