NTSB Identification: LAX94LA245.
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Accident occurred Thursday, June 09, 1994 in SEDONA, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/05/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 180J, registration: N180DK
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The airplane veered to the left during takeoff and the right main landing gear collapsed. Examination of the brakes by an airframe and powerplant mechanic revealed the left brake had locked up. The brake torque plate was found misaligned, and jamming the brake shoe against the wheel. The mechanic also indicated in his report that the brake cylinders had been seeping hydraulic fluid and this fluid, mixed with brake dust and dirt, had covered the brake caliper assembly.

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

a loss of directional control due to a locked brake from a leaking hydraulic system.

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