Qatar Airways A330 Doha to Islamabad Declares Emergency

Qatar Airways A330 Doha to Islamabad Declares Emergency
Faisal Akram from Dhaka, Bangladesh, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

A Qatar Airways Airbus A330 between Doha and Islamabad declared an emergency moments after departure.

Qatar Airways A330 Doha to Islamabad Declares Emergency…

Qatar Airways A330 Doha to Islamabad Declares Emergency
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A7-AEG was the Airbus A330-302 that was operating QR632 between the Qatari capital of Doha and popular destination in Pakistan, Islamabad.

As per data from, A7-AEG is a 17.6 year old aircraft that was delivered to Qatar Airways back in March 2006.

It is one of the more higher density configurated aircraft, seating 30 people in Business, and 275 in Economy.

QR632 departed the Qatari capital at 0305 local time this morning and proceeded to turn right in the direction of Pakistan.

Upon climbing to 15,000 feet, the aircraft turned back to Doha, and proceeded to descend back into its origin, thus not continuing on to Islamabad.

When the aircraft was performing it’s loop to lose altitude, the aircraft subsequently declared an emergency, before landing safely into Doha at 0357 local time.

At this stage, it is unclear what the cause of the emergency was onboard QR632, but based on data from, the aircraft has been on the ground ever since its arrival back into Doha.

A replacement aircraft was sought to take the passengers on to Islamabad, and it was one of Qatar Airways’ Boeing 777-300ERs, registered as A7-BAN, which was able to complete the flight, thus not stranding passengers in the Qatari capital.

This is a developing story. AviationSource will approach Qatar Airways for a comment on the nature of the emergency.

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