The incident, in which no injury was reported, took place at around 7:30 pm, as the pilot was not able to control the aircraft after it landed at the airport amid heavy rainfall.
"The left landing gear of the aircraft was damaged. A team of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will visit Hubli for inspection and inquiry," said a source in the know.
The airport in Hubli does not have advanced instrument landing system to aid pilots in landing. Also, it does not have approach lights at the runway, and the width of the runway is narrower than those at major airports. These factors, coupled with rains, would have made the landing difficult, sources said.