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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : 02g|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 2 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 2|
flight time total : 1384
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : insufficient time|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Due to a heavy work schedule and an extended trip out of the country, I had been unable to remain current in my airplane. Before I left the country in march I flew 2 hours just to practice. On sun/mar/88 I went to the airport to practice. WX was no factor, clear day with a slight crosswind. I did one landing to a complete stop and taxi back. On the second landing I inadvertently retracted the landing gear instead of the flaps in attempting to do a touch and go. I immediately realized what I had done and turned off master, mags and fuel. The gear retracted, nose gear first. The aircraft slid down the runway and finally came to a stop in the grass on the right side of the runway. I was very concerned about fire since I had full fuel, so before my plane came to a complete stop I was out of the door. I believe this incident happened for 2 reasons: not enough current time in aircraft and placement of gear and flap levers in 1978 small aircraft. Reversed from other small aircraft's. Prevention: importance of staying current. Universal placement of controls in all aircraft.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: LNDG GEAR WAS RETRACTED INSTEAD OF FLAPS AFTER LNDG.
Narrative: DUE TO A HEAVY WORK SCHEDULE AND AN EXTENDED TRIP OUT OF THE COUNTRY, I HAD BEEN UNABLE TO REMAIN CURRENT IN MY AIRPLANE. BEFORE I LEFT THE COUNTRY IN MARCH I FLEW 2 HRS JUST TO PRACTICE. ON SUN/MAR/88 I WENT TO THE ARPT TO PRACTICE. WX WAS NO FACTOR, CLEAR DAY WITH A SLIGHT XWIND. I DID ONE LNDG TO A COMPLETE STOP AND TAXI BACK. ON THE SECOND LNDG I INADVERTENTLY RETRACTED THE LNDG GEAR INSTEAD OF THE FLAPS IN ATTEMPTING TO DO A TOUCH AND GO. I IMMEDIATELY REALIZED WHAT I HAD DONE AND TURNED OFF MASTER, MAGS AND FUEL. THE GEAR RETRACTED, NOSE GEAR FIRST. THE ACFT SLID DOWN THE RWY AND FINALLY CAME TO A STOP IN THE GRASS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RWY. I WAS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT FIRE SINCE I HAD FULL FUEL, SO BEFORE MY PLANE CAME TO A COMPLETE STOP I WAS OUT OF THE DOOR. I BELIEVE THIS INCIDENT HAPPENED FOR 2 REASONS: NOT ENOUGH CURRENT TIME IN ACFT AND PLACEMENT OF GEAR AND FLAP LEVERS IN 1978 SMA. REVERSED FROM OTHER SMA'S. PREVENTION: IMPORTANCE OF STAYING CURRENT. UNIVERSAL PLACEMENT OF CONTROLS IN ALL ACFT.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 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.