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Posted On: 18 August 2016 04:59 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:16 pm

Qatar Airways A330 Makes Emergency Landing in Istanbul

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Qatar-Airways A330

A Qatar Airways A330 carrying 298 passengers and 14 crew was forced to make an emergency landing at Istanbul’s Atatürk airport after one of its engines caught fire - believed to come as a result of a bird strike.

All on board QR240 were able to evacuate the aircraft safely, according to a statement posted on the airline's official Facebook page:


The flight was bound to Doha's Hamad International Airport. A number of national and International news agencies posted reports on the incident, with some sharing images and footage of the jet with its engine apparently on fire.