Bird Strike Forces Qatar Airways Emergency Landing in Turkey

August 18, 2016 2:33 PM

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A Qatar Airways passenger jet with over 300 people on board made an emergency landing at Istanbul's main airport Thursday after an engine caught fire, the airline said, blaming a "bird strike" for the blaze.

Video footage showed flames spitting out of the left engine of the Airbus 330 as it prepared to land at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport. It made it safely to the ground.

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