Russian flight attendants, accomplished the feat in the name of people's lives

• Russian flight attendants, accomplished the feat in the name of people's lives

Experts argue that the aircraft - the safest vehicles in the world. Yet tragedies happen, and under the sky, and at airports. May 5 was a black day in the history of domestic aviation - "Aeroflot" plane burst into flames after landing at the airport. And the first to come to the aid of the passengers were flight attendants. One of them died saving people, and three are in the hospital. And this is not the only case when the cabin crew performed feats in the name of people's lives.

Russian flight attendants, accomplished the feat in the name of people's lives

Maxim Moiseev

Russian flight attendants, accomplished the feat in the name of people's lives

5 May at Sheremetyevo Airport was a tragedy - crash landed and burst into flames aircraft SSJ-100 "Aeroflot", en route from Moscow to Murmansk. On board the plane were 78 people. The crew of the aircraft during the rescue of the passengers showed true heroism. evacuation of passengers carried on the inflatable slides through the front door. With passengers in the tail of the plane was a 22-year-old flight attendant Maxim Moiseev. He made attempts to open the back door to rescue the passengers, but could not do anything. And he began to help people leave the burning plane. He did not leave the plane until the last minute, and died saving people. As reported by news tabloydy, three other members of the crew of five were hospitalized.

Hope Kurchenko

Russian flight attendants, accomplished the feat in the name of people's lives

October 15, 1970 carrying out their professional duty killed 19-year-old stewardess Nadezhda Kurchenko. She was trying to prevent terrorists hijack a plane. AN-24, which was Hope, followed flight Batumi-Sukhumi. The entire flight was supposed to take only half an hour. On the 5th minute after takeoff, one of the passengers called the stewardess to him, put her hand an envelope and demanded to give the commander. But it seems that the perpetrator did not have enough exposure, because in just a couple of seconds, he dashed after the girl. Stewardess realized that there was something wrong and literally in his face slammed the door to the cockpit, blocking the path of the attacker. Terrorists do not expect to get resistance and tried to push the door a young stewardess, but she resisted. The commander realized that behind the doors there is something wrong and began sharply to maneuver in different directions, hoping that he will be able to bring down a criminal legs. Terrorist resisted and shot the girl in the thigh, but she did not hand over their positions. Then thundered one more shot at point blank range.

When in the cabin heard the shots, two more terrorists jumped from their seats. They literally passed through the body of the dead girl in the cockpit and demanded to land the plane in Turkey. In case of refusal, they threatened to blow up the plane. Most of the crew was injured, but the commander was able not only to fulfill the terrorists' demands, but also to send an SOS signal. Terrorists could only surrender. For courage and heroism Hope Kurchenko posthumously awarded the Military Order of the Red Banner.

Victoria Silberstein

Like many girls of Victoria Silberstein dreamed of becoming a flight attendant. It attracted distant lands, beautiful uniforms. Her wish came true. When the accident occurred, she worked under the heavens for 2 years. Normal pace in Irkutsk, standard phrases that you need to fasten your seat belts.

But when the taxiing, Victoria noticed that the plane for a long time does not stop. Suddenly she felt a jolt, the cabin lights went out and there was smoke. At that time, the flight attendant flashed only one thought: it is necessary to save the passengers. Victoria immediately reminded of the words of the instructor: "The girls in the accident the main thing - to make a hole in the plane." Stewardess pulled the lever and opened the emergency exit door. People got out, rolling down on the banked wing, Victoria passes them forward, choking with acrid smoke. Then she still went by herself.

Russian flight attendants, accomplished the feat in the name of people's lives

The flight attendant was in a state of shock. Only later in the hospital told Victoria that she had a concussion, the plane exploded and only thanks stewardess, most of the passengers were able to escape. Irkutsk region governor handed Vick badge of merit. Minister of Transport - the medal "For Courage". All-Russian public organization "Academy of Security, Defense and Law Enforcement" (ABOP) - Order of Peter the Great of the 1st degree.