IndiGo ATR aircraft VT-IYX operating flight 6E-7979 tyre bursts upon landing at Hubli last night.
On the evening yesterday, an IndiGo ATR 72-600 was operating via flight 6E7979 from Kannur to Hubbali in the state of Karnataka.
The aircraft went through a huge tyre burst during a second attempt to land at the airport.
The Indigo ATR aircraft and the passengers?
However, the airline confirmed that all passengers and crew are safe. Also, the aircraft is undergoing maintenance at the airport.
Aircraft remained stuck in the middle of runway, now pulled out.
By god’s warmth, all the 5 passengers safe and sound.
The second attempt and unfortunate accident of Indigo ATR
As reported, the incident occurred during the crew’s second attempt to land the aircraft. It is because of the heavy crosswinds caused a end moment unexpected go-around after an initial touchdown.
“IndiGo ATR operating 6e-7979 from Kannur to Hubballi reported tyre burst at Hubli upon arrival yesterday evening. All passengers and crew are safe. Aircraft is currently under maintenance checks at Hubbali.” An Indigo official reported.
The flight operations
The series of incidents that took place are described below –
- The plane, operated by two-year-old VT-IYX.
- The take off took place from Kannur at 18:45pm.
- It touched ground surface for the first time on schedule at 20:03pm.
- But, it took off immediately again due to the heavy winds.
- Post unnecessary 20 minutes in the air, the aircraft landed again at 20:32.
- This tune the time when the tyre burst.
- The runway was finally reportedly available by 02:00am on today morning.
Expecting a full fleet of 50
The king of Indian budget, carrier IndiGo operates a fleet of ’26’ ATR 72s. It has also placed orders for another 24 making a total of 50.
The airline signed the order in May 2017. At the time, it was worth $1.3 billion the price.
IndiGo’s standard low-cost A320 family operations sifted significantly towards a play for the regional Indian market.
- It was partly subsidized through the government’s regional connectivity scheme ‘Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik – Endeavour to make common people fly’ (UDAN).
- The scheme was launched the very same year of the order.
The dreadful stories post an aircraft tyre bursts
After a tyre bursts upon landing, it does not really explode but rather deflates itself mid-air.
- When a tyre bursts during takeoff at low speed, the pilots are required to abort.
- However, they will take off, circle.
- And then, finally return for a safety inspection if it occurs at high speed.
However, Pilots may not always be aware that a tyre has burst. Only if it occurs late during departure or (but) can be alerted to the fact by air traffic control.
It sometimes seems as if it would make more sense to fly to the destination. Rather than circle and burn fuel as they will need to land with a deflated tyre anyway.However, the pilots do not the chance to know of the unexpected possibility. What if the tyre burst has caused any other damage to the aircraft?
The most horrible accident
One of the most horrific and terrific burst-tyre incident is Air France’s Concorde Flight 4590 in July 2000.
- The aircraft was taking off from Paris-Charles de Gaulle on its way to New York JFK.
- But, the plane already ran over debris on the runway.
- This caused one of the tyres to burst.
- Due to this, it was seen sending debris into the underside of the left wing.
- Due to these unfortunate and tragic events were in uniform acceleration.
- The left fuel tank exploded, costing the lives of 113 people.
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