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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : pdk|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : fcm|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 14|
flight time total : 633
flight time type : 14
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Departed rst on IFR clearance at PM14Z. Entered pdk air traffic area approximately 4 hours later, cleared to land runway 34. Wind approximately 310 degrees at 10-15 KTS. During descent to traffic pattern altitude encountered intermittent to continuous, moderate to severe turbulence. This, plus the relatively long nonstop flight, acted to cause distraction during landing phase. T/D was normal. On rollout, while aircraft was decelerating, acted to retract flaps. Didn't visually check to ensure that flap lever was being operated. Erroneously operated landing gear lever causing landing gear of small aircraft to retract. Aircraft settled to runway. I believe if no action had been made to operate flap lever until clear of the runway, and visibility identify of engaging appropriate control lever, this problem could have been avoided. During a normal landing, unless runway is short, there is absolutely no reason for PIC to move his hands to right of control column.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA GEAR COLLAPSES ON RWY DURING LNDG.
Narrative: DEPARTED RST ON IFR CLRNC AT PM14Z. ENTERED PDK ATA APPROX 4 HRS LATER, CLRED TO LAND RWY 34. WIND APPROX 310 DEGS AT 10-15 KTS. DURING DSCNT TO TFC PATTERN ALT ENCOUNTERED INTERMITTENT TO CONTINUOUS, MODERATE TO SEVERE TURB. THIS, PLUS THE RELATIVELY LONG NONSTOP FLT, ACTED TO CAUSE DISTR DURING LNDG PHASE. T/D WAS NORMAL. ON ROLLOUT, WHILE ACFT WAS DECELERATING, ACTED TO RETRACT FLAPS. DIDN'T VISUALLY CHK TO ENSURE THAT FLAP LEVER WAS BEING OPERATED. ERRONEOUSLY OPERATED LNDG GEAR LEVER CAUSING LNDG GEAR OF SMA TO RETRACT. ACFT SETTLED TO RWY. I BELIEVE IF NO ACTION HAD BEEN MADE TO OPERATE FLAP LEVER UNTIL CLEAR OF THE RWY, AND VIS IDENT OF ENGAGING APPROPRIATE CONTROL LEVER, THIS PROB COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED. DURING A NORMAL LNDG, UNLESS RWY IS SHORT, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO REASON FOR PIC TO MOVE HIS HANDS TO RIGHT OF CONTROL COLUMN.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.