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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Bonanza 33|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing : touch and go|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 198|
flight time total : 859
flight time type : 56
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
ground encounters other
non adherence : published procedure
non adherence : company policies
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
Flight Crew Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
While performing a touch and go at colonel jabara airport (aao), on a routine chkout flight with a new renter pilot, in a be-A33C debonair, I was guarding the gear selector switch in accordance with my company's policies. I reached for the flap selector with my left hand. As I moved the flap switch to retract the flaps I subconsciously moved the gear switch at the same time. In the debonair the gear and flap switches are reversed from other complex aircraft I have flown. This caused the gear to retract before the aircraft was at a suitable flight speed. All 3 gear were still in contact with the runway surface at the time of retraction. The first indication of the gear retraction was a propeller strike. At that indication we remained on centerline of the runway. As the aircraft came to a stop we secured the fuel, electrical, and magneto system and exited the aircraft. There were no injuries.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: INADVERTENT GEAR RETRACTION DURING TOUCH AND GO LNDG.
Narrative: WHILE PERFORMING A TOUCH AND GO AT COLONEL JABARA ARPT (AAO), ON A ROUTINE CHKOUT FLT WITH A NEW RENTER PLT, IN A BE-A33C DEBONAIR, I WAS GUARDING THE GEAR SELECTOR SWITCH IN ACCORDANCE WITH MY COMPANY'S POLICIES. I REACHED FOR THE FLAP SELECTOR WITH MY L HAND. AS I MOVED THE FLAP SWITCH TO RETRACT THE FLAPS I SUBCONSCIOUSLY MOVED THE GEAR SWITCH AT THE SAME TIME. IN THE DEBONAIR THE GEAR AND FLAP SWITCHES ARE REVERSED FROM OTHER COMPLEX ACFT I HAVE FLOWN. THIS CAUSED THE GEAR TO RETRACT BEFORE THE ACFT WAS AT A SUITABLE FLT SPD. ALL 3 GEAR WERE STILL IN CONTACT WITH THE RWY SURFACE AT THE TIME OF RETRACTION. THE FIRST INDICATION OF THE GEAR RETRACTION WAS A PROP STRIKE. AT THAT INDICATION WE REMAINED ON CTRLINE OF THE RWY. AS THE ACFT CAME TO A STOP WE SECURED THE FUEL, ELECTRICAL, AND MAGNETO SYS AND EXITED THE ACFT. THERE WERE NO INJURIES.
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.