On June 14, 2021, Indigo Airlines ATR72 MSN 1552 registration VT-IYX flight 6E-7979 experienced double nose gear tire burst on landing runway 26 at Hubli Airport (VOHB), India. Flight took off from Kannur International Airport (CNN), India With 5 passengers and crew the flight headed for Hubli Airport. Upon arriving at Hubli the aircraft landed after experiencing a double tire burst on nose landing gear.
In an official statement, the IndiGo Airlines said, “IndiGo ATR operating 6e-7979 from Kannur to Hubballi reported Tyre Burst at Hubli upon arrival yesterday (Monday) evening. All passengers and crew are safe. Aircraft is currently under maintenance maintenance checks at Hubballi.”
According to an official at the airport, the plane had touched down first 8.03 pm on Monday but due to cross wind, it took off immediately and went around.
All passengers and crew onboard escaped the incident unharmed, reports by local media indicate. The aircraft was stuck on the runway but has now been towed off.
Indigo Airlines operates a fleet of 246 aircraft, including 25 ATR 72 aircraft. The aircraft has a seating capacity of 74 passengers. The carrier has plans to add 9 more ATRs in the future.
ATR 72-600 (VT-IYX)
Indigo Airlines ATR72-600 MSN 1552 registration VT-IYX was manufractured by ATR on 2019. The aircraft did the first flight in Aebruary 13, 2019. The aircarft is fitted with 2 engines PWC PW127M.