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At about 40 kts during the takeoff run the nose of the aircraft lifted off the runway and then sank, allowing the propeller to strike the runway. The aircraft skidded to a stop with the landing gear partly retracted. The pilot then noticed that the landing gear lever was in the "up" position. The pilot stated that he had not selected the landing gear up during the takeoff run and was unsure of the lever position prior to commencing the takeoff.
General details
Date: 15 September 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 8:34 CST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Incorrect configuration 
Release date: 29 March 1994 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 210M 
Aircraft registration: VH-AQH 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Gove NT
Destination:Lake Evella NT
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