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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209521
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic TAMP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Socata TB9 Tampico
Owner/operator:Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT)
Registration: 5N-CBE
MSN: 1849
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Zaria Aerodrome -   Nigeria
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Zaria Aerodrome
Destination airport:Zaria Aerodrome
Investigating agency: AIB Nigeria
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.

Causal Factor
The decision to release the SP for the flight with observed uncorrected limitations.
Contributory Factors
i. The SP’s inability to maintain appropriate final approach airspeed.
ii. The loss of directional control of the aircraft after power was added on touchdown.


AIB Nigeria

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIB Nigeria
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 years and 6 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

23 May 2010 5N-CBE Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) 0 Dawakin Tofa area min

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 2017-032 issued by AIB Nigeria to NCAT
Safety recommendation 2017-033 issued by AIB Nigeria to NCAT
Safety recommendation 2017-034 issued by AIB Nigeria to NCAT
Safety recommendation 2017-035 issued by AIB Nigeria to NCAT

Revision history:

18-Apr-2018 13:57 harro Added

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