By Simon Hradecky

An Indigo Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, registration VT-IYX performing flight 6E-7979 from Kannur to Hubli (India) with 7 passengers and 4 crew, was on final approach to Hubli’s runway 26 at 20:00L (14:30Z) when after touchdown the crew decided to reject landing due to strong gusting crosswinds and went around. The aircraft entered a hold and performed another approach to runway 26 about 30 minutes later and landed without further incident, but became disabled on the runway due to blown tyres.

The runway was closed for about 4 hours until the aircraft could be moved off the runway.

The airport reported the aircraft performed a balked landing due to heavy winds and bad weather and landed about 30 minutes later. Soon after touchdown the crew reported they suspected blown tyres and stopped on the runway. 18 passengers booked onto the onward leg to Bangalore were delayed due to the cancellation of the onward sector.

Metars:
VOHB 150030Z 28009KT 6000 SCT008 SCT012 BKN080 22/21 Q1007=
VOHB 141200Z 24010KT 9999 SCT008 SCT012 BKN080 24/22 Q1007=
VOHB 141100Z 26009KT 9999 SCT008 SCT012 BKN080 25/21 Q1006=
VOHB 141000Z 24008KT 9999 SCT010 SCT015 BKN080 26/20 Q1006=
VOHB 140900Z 24009KT 9999 FEW010 SCT015 BKN080 26/20 Q1007=