On 25th November 2013, a Diamond DA40D aircraft, registered 5N-BRD belonging to the International Aviation College (IAC), Ilorin, was scheduled for a Private Pilot License (PPL) Check Ride. The aircraft took off from Ilorin International Airport runway 05 on a Visual Flight Rules (VFR) flight plan with four hours endurance. Onboard the aircraft were the Student Pilot (SP), Safety Pilot (SfP) and Check Airman (CA). The SfP reported that 5N- BRD was scheduled for three Private Pilot License check rides.
External and internal pre-flight inspections were completed for the second check ride, and the pilot requested engine start at 11:22 h which was approved at 11:24 h.