On 10th December 2013 at 13:00 h, a TB-9 aircraft with nationality and registration marks 5N-CBG, owned and operated by the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) Zaria, took off from runway 06 with a Student Pilot (SP) as pilot in command for a “Touch and Go” exercise.
The SP had earlier conducted dual circuit and landing exercise with a Flight Instructor (FI). He was thereafter, cleared to conduct three circuit and landing while the instructor was observing from the Control Tower (CT).
While on approach for the second touch and go exercise, the aircraft ballooned after the flare manoeuvre. The SP lowered the aircraft nose to overcome the ballooning effect; in the process the nose landing gear hit the runway and the nose wheel tyre burst. The propeller blade tips also struck the runway surface.
The SP was taken to the college’s clinic for examination and was certified fit. The incident occurred at 13:23 h in day time.