NTSB Identification: DEN01LA124.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, July 17, 2001 in Englewood, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/01/2001
Aircraft: Beech 95-B55 (T42A), registration: N886N
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
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The pilots were cleared to do a touch and go landing. The airplane touched down and slowed. The private pilot receiving instruction raised the flaps and, instead of advancing the throttles to go around as per company SOP, she raised the landing gear control switch, and the landing gear retracted. The airplane skidded to a halt and caught fire. Both occupants evacuated the airplane. The airplane is equipped with a squat switch that is designed to prevent inadvertent gear retraction when there is weight on the wheels. The switch later tested satisfactory.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: the pilot receiving instruction inadvertently retracting the landing gear during the landing roll. A contributing factor was the flight instructor's inadequate supervision of the pilot receiving instruction. Full narrative available
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