Aviation safety investigations & reports

Beech D55 Baron, VH-CLA, Sydney NSW, 17 February 1986

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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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    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 16 April 1986   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

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