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An Indigo flight’s tyre burst after landing at Hubballi airport.

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Hubballi: An Indigo flight from Kannur experienced a nose wheel tyre burst after landing at Hubballi airport on Monday night.

Fortunately, all seven passengers and four crew members had been safely disembarked.

The accident happened at 8:33 p.m. on Monday. At 8:03 p.m., Airport officials said that Indigo ATR 6e-7979 repeatedly tried to land but turned around due to rain and bad weather. After landing half an hour later, it had a tyre problem.

“After the pilot expressed his concern about the tyre burst, the ATR and other emergency personnel rushed to the runway and disembarked passengers and crew members. The aircraft was removed from the runway after it was determined that the nose wheel tyre had burst. Nobody was hurt, and the runway was not damaged “Pramodkunar Thackeray, director of Hubballi Airport, stated.

The plane was supposed to fly from Kannur to Bengaluru via Hubballi. The plane’s trip to Benngaluru was cancelled. The flight is currently being serviced. Flight operations were unaffected on Tuesday, he said.

He added the DGCA would decide on such incidents.

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