Watch: Qatar plane makes emergency landing in Turkey

Turkey's state-run news agency says a Qatari plane has made an emergency landing at Istanbul's main airport shortly after take-off.

In a statement released on its Twitter account, Qatar Airways said flight QR240, headed for Doha, was forced to return to Ataturk Airport after being hit by a bird.

All 298 passengers and 14 crew disembarked normally and a replacement aircraft would be sent to Istanbul, the airline added.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47