AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT: NAVIK AIR, INC., PIPER PA23-250, N644N, CLEVELAND-HOPKINS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, CLEVELAND, OHIO, MAY 10, 1975

About 0126 e.d.t., on May 10, 1975, NAVIK Air, Inc., Flight 11, a scheduled air taxi courier service, crashed 3.3 nmi short of the runway while making a night approach to runway 5R at the Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport, Cleveland, Ohio. The pilot, the only crewmember, was killed during impact. The pilot's 14-year-old son, the only passenger, was seriously injured. The accident went unnoticed for about 5 hours because the air traffic control procedures did not define the local controller's responsibility to monitor the radar display in a manner that would insure a positive transfer of control by radar observation. In addition, the aircraft's emergency locator transmitter failed because of crash damage. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the pilot's failure to arrest the aircraft's descent during a landing approach inbound from the outer marker under nighttime VFR conditions. The Safety Board could not determine the reasons for his failure.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also NTISUB/B/104-76/007. Also available on subscription $35.00/year domestic, $45.00/year foreign.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20594

    D.C. Bureau of Aviation Safety.

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  • Publication Date: 1976-3-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133386
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-AAR-76-10, File-3-3935
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM