Crash landing: NCAT Tampico TB 9 aircraft, 5N-CBC, Zaria Aerodrome, 6th October 2008


  • Report No
  • Reg. No
  • Operator
    Nigerian College of Aviation Technology
  • Aircraft Type
    Tampico TB 9
  • Occurence
    Serious Incident
  • Report Date
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017


The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) received notification of the serious incident on the same day from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). Investigation into the circumstances surrounding this occurrence commenced the following day. All relevant stakeholders were notified.

At 1335hrs, the student pilot was cleared for departure for a second solo flight by the Control Tower. The take-off was normal and he continued with the upwind, crosswind, downwind and the final legs. On final approach, he had good attitude and airspeed control. The aircraft touched down around the first intersection about 600m from the runway 24 threshold, skidded, and veered off the centre line of the runway to the right.

The aircraft travelled a further 200m from touchdown point before coming to a final stop by a ditch at approximately 31.6m from the edge of the runway. The student pilot disembarked without any injury but the aircraft was substantially damaged.

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