The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has commenced investigations into the accident involving a Tampico (TB9) aircraft marked 5N-CBP belonging to the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, which occured on the on 1st March, 2019 at Rumi forest, Sabon Birnin,Birnin Gwari local government area, Kaduna State.

NCAT is a higher education institute in Zaria, Kaduna funded by the Civil Aviation Department in the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Aviation.

In an official statement issued yesterday and signed by the general manager, Public Affairs of AIB, Tunji Oketunbi, the agency stated that from the information provided by NCAT, the aircraft was on a test flight being conducted by a pilot and an engineer.

The aircraft, AIB stated was force – landed at 14:40 as a result of an engine failure,adding that there was no fatality after the forced landing. “Our team of safety investigators have commenced investigation,” AIB said.