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Friday, August 19, 2016

Qatar flight lands in Istanbul with engine on fire

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Aug 18, 2016

A Qatar Airways Airbus A330 had to make an emergency landing in Istanbul after one of its engines caught fire after a bird strike. Flight 240 took off headed for Doha at 1:20 pm local time and then after the strike and fire, made a U-turn and landed back in Istanbul 40 minutes later.

Soon after take-off, the aircraft's left engine was struck by birds over the Marmara Sea which caused the engine to burst into flames.

Twin-engine planes like the A330 can fly safely with a single engine, and there are safeguards to stop fires from spreading, including fire extinguishers inside the engines that can be activated from the cockpit.

The 298 passengers and 14-member flight crew all disembarked safely.

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