On 4th October 2012, a Tampico Club TB 9 aircraft, with registration 5N-CBE belonging to the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) was engaged in local training at Zaria Aerodrome. 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 flight instructor (FI), who was in the Tower observing the flight, contacted the aircraft to ascertain the situation; the SP reported having problems managing power and flare manoeuvre. Thereafter, the FI reassured and talked down the SP all the way to landing.