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

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

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