20:38 GMT26 February 2020
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    The Simferopol-bound aircraft, carrying 226 passengers and seven crew members, was forced to make an emergency landing after being hit by a bird strike soon after taking off from Zhukovsky Airport near Moscow.

    A total of 74 people were injured after the accident, but there were no fatalities, according to the Russian Health Ministry. The Investigative Committee has launched a criminal investigation into the incident.

    The Moscow-based Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) has also formed a special commission to investigate the crash and  has already started work, the IAC said.

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