SEA06CA020
SEA06CA020

On November 25, 2005, about 1215 mountain standard time, a Cessna 195A, N1528D, sustained substantial damage when it nosed down following a loss of control during the landing roll on runway 21 at the Heber City Municipal Airport, Heber City, Utah. The private pilot and his passenger were not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the 14 CFR Part 91 personal local flight. The flight departed from the Heber City Airport about 1100.

The pilot reported that the landing and roll out were normal until the airspeed slowed to about 40 knots "when brakes were required to maintain directional control." He applied both brakes, and initially, the right brake held, but then it failed. The airplane swerved to the left, departed the runway, tipped to the right dragging the right wing, and then nosed down. The outboard section of the right wing sustained structural damage.

Additionally, the pilot reported the following information about the right brake:
Goodyear brake caliper assembly 95-2851
Cessna part #0341015
Fluid leaking - seal failure
Visually inspected at annual - not overhauled

The pilot commented that "the Goodyear brake system has been a concern to me because of age and the systems poor performance. I now know that the seals should be replaced and the piston-cylinders disassembled for inspection. A visual is not enough to insure reliability. A conversion to Cleveland brakes is a must - in hindsight - as it would resolve all the problems associated with the old Goodyear brakes. If either of these measures, although not required, had been done - the accident would not have occurred."

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