NTSB Identification: NYC05LA131.
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Accident occurred Sunday, August 07, 2005 in Farmingdale, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/2006
Aircraft: Cirrus Design Corp. SR20, registration: N915DJ
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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While the pilot was taxiing the airplane to a runway, it pulled to the right. As she stopped the airplane to perform a run-up, the pilot observed smoke emanating from the right wing. The pilot shut down the engine and exited the airplane. Examination of the airplane revealed that a fire originated at the right main landing gear brake piston and caliper, and the hydraulic brake fluid served as fuel for the fire. The fire consumed a significant portion of the right wing, which resulted in substantial damage to the airplane.

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

A fire that originated at the right main landing gear brake caliper and piston, during taxi, which resulted in substantial damage to the airplane.

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