NTSB Identification: LAX94LA097.
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Accident occurred Sunday, January 16, 1994 in CAMARILLO, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/14/1994
Aircraft: CLUNIS LONG EZ, registration: N345KJ
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that during the landing roll he had planned to make a turn-off at a taxiway about 2,000 feet from the touchdown point. After touchdown, he began braking and angling toward the turn-off. As the aircraft approached the turn-off, the pilot realized that the aircraft was traveling too fast and applied right brake only to realign the aircraft with the runway. The right brake malfunctioned and the aircraft continued straight, veered left off the runway, and collapsed the nose landing gear during an encounter with soft plowed soil. The pilot reported that the right brake failed due to glazing of the pad.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

the pilot's improper use of the brake system which resulted in a failure of the right brake due to excessive heat glazing.

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