Qatar Airways Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Istanbul after Possible Bird Strike

تم نشره في Thu 18 August / Aug 2016. 05:39 PM - آخر تعديل في Thu 18 August / Aug 2016. 05:42 PM
  • A Qatar Airways aircraft is seen after making an emergency landing at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, August 18, 2016. - (Reuters)

ISTANBUL — A Qatar Airways aircraft made an emergency landing at Istanbul's Ataturk airport on Thursday because of a suspected bird strike shortly after take-off, according to a spokeswoman for the airline.

The Airbus 330 bound for Doha landed safely and passengers disembarked as normal, the Gulf airline said in a statement.

The spokeswoman could not confirm a report by broadcaster CNN Turk that one of the plane's engines caught fire.