QATAR AIR­WAYS ES­CAPES EN­GINE TROU­BLE UN­SCATHED

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AQatar Air­ways pas­sen­ger plane has made an emer­gency land­ing at Istanbul Atatürk Air­port on Au­gust 18 due to an en­gine fire be­lieved to have been caused by a bird.

All pas­sen­gers and crew were safely evac­u­ated from the Doha-bound plane, the air­line said in a state­ment. The in­ci­dent was re­port­edly caused by a sus­pected bird strike that caused one of its en­gines to catch fire. The pi­lot fol­lowed all proper safety pro­ce­dures, sav­ing the lives of the 298 pas­sen­gers and 14 crew aboad the Air­bus A330.

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