FTW95LA024
FTW95LA024

On October 21, 1994, at 0905 mountain daylight time, a Mooney M20C, N6958V, sustained substantial damage during takeoff at Greeley-Weld County Airport, Greeley, Colorado. The two pilots were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for this local instructional flight and no flight plan was filed.

According to both pilots, they were conducting touch and go landings with the pilot in the left seat under instruction and flying the aircraft. During takeoff roll, on a touch-and-go, and after applying takeoff power, the pilot under instruction inadvertently retracted the landing gear instead of the flaps.

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