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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : pdk|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||other other : other|
pilot : instrument
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 15|
flight time total : 950
flight time type : 35
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : unspecified|
other flight crewa
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : overcame equipment problem|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Myself and 2 other people were leaving pdk on sat about XA00 am. As I was in (during) the takeoff roll, the nose gear seemed to slowly come up or retract. The propeller hit the runway. I brought the nose up and got the plane off the ground. At a safe altitude I moved the gear lever to the up position. I visually noticed the left main retracting normally. I entered the pattern and lowered the landing gear, flew by the tower for a visual inspection, then landed without incident.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: THE NOSE GEAR ON A HIGH WING SMA SEL RETRACTED DURING THE TKOF ROLL CAUSING THE PROP TO STRIKE THE RWY. THE PLT SUBSEQUENTLY CONTINUED THE TKOF AND RETURN AFTER A GEAR CYCLE AND TWR CHK TO MAKE AN UNEVENTFUL LNDG.
Narrative: MYSELF AND 2 OTHER PEOPLE WERE LEAVING PDK ON SAT ABOUT XA00 AM. AS I WAS IN (DURING) THE TKOF ROLL, THE NOSE GEAR SEEMED TO SLOWLY COME UP OR RETRACT. THE PROP HIT THE RWY. I BROUGHT THE NOSE UP AND GOT THE PLANE OFF THE GND. AT A SAFE ALT I MOVED THE GEAR LEVER TO THE UP POS. I VISUALLY NOTICED THE L MAIN RETRACTING NORMALLY. I ENTERED THE PATTERN AND LOWERED THE LNDG GEAR, FLEW BY THE TWR FOR A VISUAL INSPECTION, THEN LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT.
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.