With reporting from Victoria Scott
A Qatar Airways flight traveling from Miami to Doha was forced to make an emergency landing in Zurich this afternoon, after an onboard alert was reportedly triggered.
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The Boeing 777-300 aircraft was around five hours from its Doha destination when it made the landing.
Emergency vehicles reportedly arrived on the runway shortly afterwards.
In a statement to Doha News, Qatar Airways said the plane was diverted over a “technical issue.” It added:
“Early indications point to a cooling fan malfunction. The aircraft landed safely and all passengers are being cared for while a replacement aircraft is dispatched from Doha. Safety and security are Qatar Airways’ highest priorities.”
Were you onboard the flight? Thoughts?