NTSB Identification: LAX93LA205.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 50373.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 09, 1993 in PLACERVILLE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/15/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 195B, registration: N2171C
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 AIRPLANE EXITED THE RUNWAY AND SUBSEQUENTLY STRUCK A TREE DURING THE LANDING ROLL AT AN UNCONTROLLED AIRPORT. EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE DISCLOSED THAT THE LEFT BRAKE WAS INTACT AND OPERATED NORMALLY. THE RIGHT BRAKE LINE SEVERED DURING THE IMPACT SEQUENCE, BUT THE BRAKE HOUSING APPEARED NORMAL. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF ANY EXTERNAL HYDRAULIC FLUID LEAKS EMANATING FROM THE RIGHT WHEEL MASTER CYLINDER. THE A & P MECHANIC WHO EXAMINED THE AIRPLANE SAID HE SUSPECTED THAT THE RIGHT WHEEL MASTER CYLINDER WAS LEAKING DUE TO A WORN LOCK O-RING SEAL

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

THE UNRELIABILITY OF THE NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM AND THE LEAKING MASTER CYLINDER

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