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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : rdd|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 112|
flight time total : 6912
flight time type : 3100
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
After landing on runway 16 at redding municipal airport and while rolling at slow speed just prior to the exit at about the 5000' marker on runway 16, I reached for the flap switch to raise the flaps. At this time, I was also applying brakes in anticipation of turning off of runway 16 at the above mentioned exit. I inadvertently raised the landing gear switch instead, causing the landing gear to retract. The aircraft nose gear completely retracted, causing the aircraft to come to rest on its nose and the right tip tank. The main gear remained partially extended. The purpose of the flight was to bring the aircraft back to our redding base after completing a 100 hour inspection in our firm's shop in corvallis, or.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF CORP SMA RETRACTED GEAR AFTER LNDG.
Narrative: AFTER LNDG ON RWY 16 AT REDDING MUNICIPAL ARPT AND WHILE ROLLING AT SLOW SPD JUST PRIOR TO THE EXIT AT ABOUT THE 5000' MARKER ON RWY 16, I REACHED FOR THE FLAP SWITCH TO RAISE THE FLAPS. AT THIS TIME, I WAS ALSO APPLYING BRAKES IN ANTICIPATION OF TURNING OFF OF RWY 16 AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED EXIT. I INADVERTENTLY RAISED THE LNDG GEAR SWITCH INSTEAD, CAUSING THE LNDG GEAR TO RETRACT. THE ACFT NOSE GEAR COMPLETELY RETRACTED, CAUSING THE ACFT TO COME TO REST ON ITS NOSE AND THE RIGHT TIP TANK. THE MAIN GEAR REMAINED PARTIALLY EXTENDED. THE PURPOSE OF THE FLT WAS TO BRING THE ACFT BACK TO OUR REDDING BASE AFTER COMPLETING A 100 HOUR INSPECTION IN OUR FIRM'S SHOP IN CORVALLIS, OR.
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.