Thursday, August 18 2016 23:30 EEST
Qatar Airways Airbus 300 made an emergency landing in Istanbul
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Qatar Airways plane makes emergency landing after engine catches fire

A Qatar Airways Airbus 300 has made an emergency landing at Istanbul airport after an engine caught fire, reports. 

Radar showed the aircraft diverting over the Marmara Sea shortly after take-off on Thursday and returning to land at Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

The plane has landed safely and all passengers and crew were disembarked.

The flight QR240 took off from Istanbul to Doha at 13:20 local time.

According to the media, a bird strike causes fire in one of the engines of the Qatar Airways Airbus. 

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