VIDEO: Qatar Airways Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Turkey after Being Hit by Bird

Thu Aug 18, 2016 19:38:28

A Qatar Airways passenger jet made an emergency landing at Istanbul’s main airport shortly after takeoff Thursday following a fire in one of its engines, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

In a statement released on its Twitter account, the airline said flight QR240, headed for Doha, was forced to return to Ataturk Airport after being hit by a bird.

Video obtained by the Associated Press shows flames coming out of the plane’s left-side engine before it landed.

The private Turkish news agency Dogan said the affected plane was an Airbus A330.

S/SH 11

string(2353) "[{"id":"1846575","sort":"3607051","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/08/04/alalam_636059076477690704_25f_4x3.mp4","title":"SHOCKING VIDEO: Passengers inside Emirates Plane Evacuated Seconds before Explosion"} ,{"id":"1846324","sort":"3607052","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/08/03/alalam_636058378211501188_25f_4x3.mp4","title":"VIDEO: Moment of Emirates Airline Passenger Plane’s Explosion on Airport’s Band"} ,{"id":"1844428","sort":"3607053","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/07/29/alalam_636053930997284788_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"VIDEO: Most Advanced Russian Spy Plane Just Arrived in Syria's Latakia"} ,{"id":"1835485","sort":"3607054","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/07/05/alalam_636033216280361849_25f_4x3.mp4","title":"VIDEO: Shocking Moment Plane Crashed on the Beach"} ,{"id":"1826285","sort":"3607055","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/06/08/alalam_636009848761423295_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Bomb Threat Forces Egyptian Plane Making Emergency Landing in Uzbekistan"} ,{"id":"1825718","sort":"3607056","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/06/06/alalam_636008325874963820_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Footage Shows Smoke from Site of Crashed War Plane in Syria’s Aleppo"} ,{"id":"1820042","sort":"3607057","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/05/20/alalam_635993555738417465_25f_4x3.mp4","title":"VIDEO: Egyptian Navy Discovers Plane Wreckage 290km North of Alexandria"} ,{"id":"1818956","sort":"3607058","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/05/17/alalam_635990789059725726_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Document: Turkey MP Wants another Russia Plane Downed after Team Loses!"} ,{"id":"1818740","sort":"3607059","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/05/16/alalam_635990153341530733_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"American Man Pleads Guilty to Ripping off Muslim Woman’s Hijab on Plane"} ,{"id":"1814785","sort":"3607060","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/05/04/alalam_635979816526787855_25f_4x3.mp4","title":"DRAMATIC VIDEO: Peru’s Police Shooting down Suspected Drug Trafficking Plane"} ,{"id":"1818432","sort":"3607061","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/05/15/alalam_635989311281140618_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Watch the Biggest Plane on Earth: Soviet Giant AN-225 Mriya Lands in Australia"} ,{"id":"1812896","sort":"3607062","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/04/28/alalam_635974796201704039_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Russia’s MiG-31 Warplane Intercepts US P-8 Spy Plane"} ]"