MEA flight forced to make emergency landing after bird strike

The captain in command declared an emergency and safely landed the ME266 flight at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport, Turkey.
by Annahar Staff

6 July 2018 | 16:33

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  • by Annahar Staff
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  • Last update: 6 July 2018 | 16:33

An MEA flight taking off from Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport (AFP Photo)

BEIRUT: A Middle East Airlines flight headed to Beirut Friday was forced to make an emergency landing in Istambul shortly after takeoff as a result of a bird strike. 

The captain in command declared an emergency and safely landed the ME266 flight at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport, Turkey. 

The flight departed from Istambul at 12 pm local (Beirut) time and was scheduled to land at 2:15 pm. 

MEA provided accommodation to the passengers on board who will take the next flight out tomorrow. 



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