ISTANBUL (QHA) -

Istanbul-Doha plane of the Qatar Airways has been forced to return to the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul immediately after taking off. The reason of return was faults in the engine.

According to the Cumhuriyet news agency, one of the engines caught fire and therefore the pilot requested an emergency landing.

The Boeing with 298 passengers on board came down without any problems. The fire brigades have taken all necessary measures to extinguish the source of fire.

As it turned out later, the emergency landing was caused by a bird that got straight into the aircraft engine, which is service due.

QHA