On 4th of October 2012, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) was notified by the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) Zaria, of the serious incident involving a Tampico Club TB 9 aircraft, with registration 5N-CBE belonging to NCAT, which occurred at Zaria Aerodrome. A team of investigators were dispatched to assess the aircraft and the incident site on 5th October 2012.
At 1201hrs, the student pilot (SP) took off from runway 24 and carried out four “touch and go” landings as part of a “Consolidated Solo Circuit and Landing” exercise. On the fifth circuit, the SP notified Tower of the intention to make a “full stop” landing.
On this approach the SP came in with excess speed, the aircraft ballooned and a go around was executed.On the sixth circuit, the SP reported having problems managing power and flare manoeuvre. Thereafter, the Flight Instructor (FI) contacted the aircraft from the Tower and talked down the SP all the way to landing.The SP reported that during landing, the aircraft was flared before closing the power and it ballooned.
The SP lost control of the aircraft, and it veered off to the right of the runway and stopped in a drainage that runs parallel to the Runway.The SP came out of the aircraft without injury and was taken to the College clinic, examined and certified fit. There was no fire but the aircraft was substantially damaged.