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A bird strike caused Qatar Airways incident in Istanbul
17:38, 18 August 2016
A bird strike caused Qatar Airways incident in Istanbul

A bird strike caused fire in one of the engines of the Qatar Airways airbus 330, forcing it to emergency landing in Istanbul

17:38, 18 August 2016

 AFP 

A Qatar Airways passenger plane made an emergency landing at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport Thursday after a suspected bird strike caused a fire in one of its engines shortly after take off, aviation officials and the carrier said.

Related: Qatar Airways plane makes emergency landing after engine catches fire

Aviation officials told AFP the incident was caused by a suspected bird strike that caused one of its engines to catch fire. 

The plane was carrying 298 passengers and 14 crew, according to the airline.

Qatar Airways is one of the biggest carriers in the Middle East.

Related: Emirates crash: a new video from inside the cabin published online

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