Qatar Airways flight forced to make emergency landing in Scotland after ‘incident on board’

A QATAR Airways flight made an emergency landing in Scotland after an “incident on board”.

The plane was en route from Los Angeles to Doha, Qatar when the alarm went off.

The plane issued a distress signal


The plane issued a distress signalCredit: Alamy

Flight QR740 departed just before midnight on 1 August but was forced to divert to Edinburgh Airport after a distress signal was broadcast.

It is understood there was a medical emergency on board the aircraft.

A spokesman for Edinburgh Airport said: Edinburgh Live: “We can confirm that we accepted a diversion request and the plane has since landed safely.”

Qatar Airways has been contacted for comment.

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