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The pilot advised that during the landing run, he inadvertently selected the landing gear up instead of the flaps. The nose and right gears retracted and the aircraft slid to a halt on the edge of the runway. The landing was the last in the pilot's duty period and he subsequently advised that he had relaxed after achieving a good touchdown in crosswind conditions. For the previous two weeks he had been operating another aircraft type in which the gear and flap selectors were in the opposite locations to those in this aircraft.

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General details
Date: 17 February 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1839  
Location:Sydney Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 16 April 1986  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 55 
Aircraft registration: VH-CLA 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Bankstown NSW
Departure time:1839
Destination:Sydney NSW
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