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Qatar Airways plane makes emergency landing in Istanbul

One of its engines reportedly catches fire shortly after take-off; no immediate reports of any casualties

Qatar Airways plane makes emergency landing in Istanbul

A Qatar Airways aircraft made an emergency landing at Istanbul's Ataturk airport on Thursday because of a suspected bird strike shortly after take off, according to a spokeswoman for the airline.

The Airbus 330 bound for Doha landed safely and passengers disembarked as normal, the Gulf airline said in a statement.

The spokeswoman could not confirm a report by broadcaster CNN Turk that one of the plane's engines caught fire.

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