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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Skyhawk 172/Cutlass 172|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing : touch and go|
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 50|
flight time total : 216.3
flight time type : 1.3
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Anomaly||ground encounters other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : insufficient time|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
The description of the events below is that of a landing incident. The aircraft did not suffer substantial damage as according to NTSB. The incident occurred on aug/sun/03, at XA30 at ZZZ, us. After practicing commercial maneuvers in a C172RG the student and CFI returned to the airport to make 3 touch and goes. The 1ST touch and go turned into a go around. The 2ND touch and go was an actual landing and takeoff. The 3RD touch and go was where the problem arose. The approach on the 3RD touch and go was normal and stabilized. The student and CFI pilot landed with full flaps and gear down. The student then applied full power and switched the landing gear instead of the flap lever up. There was not enough airspeed to take off and the nosewheel retracted. The nose fell forward and the propeller struck runway. Main wheel were not retracted. Plane came to a skidding stop and was towed off runway. This was the 2ND time for student in a retractable-gear airplane. He inadvertently switched the landing gear lever. Both student and CFI needed to be more vigilant in watching the switches. It was accidental and nobody was injured in the incident. Pilot was halfway down a 2887 ft runway when he began 3RD takeoff. Pressure of remaining runway, new airplane, and only 2 hours in that aircraft may have been factors in contributing to error.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A C172RG STUDENT PLT WITH A CFI INADVERTENTLY SELECTED THE GEAR HANDLE INSTEAD OF THE FLAP HANDLE ON A TOUCH AND GO, RESULTING IN THE NOSE GEAR RETRACTING BEFORE LIFT OFF. THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED.
Narrative: THE DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENTS BELOW IS THAT OF A LNDG INCIDENT. THE ACFT DID NOT SUFFER SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE AS ACCORDING TO NTSB. THE INCIDENT OCCURRED ON AUG/SUN/03, AT XA30 AT ZZZ, US. AFTER PRACTICING COMMERCIAL MANEUVERS IN A C172RG THE STUDENT AND CFI RETURNED TO THE ARPT TO MAKE 3 TOUCH AND GOES. THE 1ST TOUCH AND GO TURNED INTO A GAR. THE 2ND TOUCH AND GO WAS AN ACTUAL LNDG AND TKOF. THE 3RD TOUCH AND GO WAS WHERE THE PROB AROSE. THE APCH ON THE 3RD TOUCH AND GO WAS NORMAL AND STABILIZED. THE STUDENT AND CFI PLT LANDED WITH FULL FLAPS AND GEAR DOWN. THE STUDENT THEN APPLIED FULL PWR AND SWITCHED THE LNDG GEAR INSTEAD OF THE FLAP LEVER UP. THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH AIRSPD TO TAKE OFF AND THE NOSEWHEEL RETRACTED. THE NOSE FELL FORWARD AND THE PROP STRUCK RWY. MAIN WHEEL WERE NOT RETRACTED. PLANE CAME TO A SKIDDING STOP AND WAS TOWED OFF RWY. THIS WAS THE 2ND TIME FOR STUDENT IN A RETRACTABLE-GEAR AIRPLANE. HE INADVERTENTLY SWITCHED THE LNDG GEAR LEVER. BOTH STUDENT AND CFI NEEDED TO BE MORE VIGILANT IN WATCHING THE SWITCHES. IT WAS ACCIDENTAL AND NOBODY WAS INJURED IN THE INCIDENT. PLT WAS HALFWAY DOWN A 2887 FT RWY WHEN HE BEGAN 3RD TKOF. PRESSURE OF REMAINING RWY, NEW AIRPLANE, AND ONLY 2 HRS IN THAT ACFT MAY HAVE BEEN FACTORS IN CONTRIBUTING TO ERROR.
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.