ERA12CA424
ERA12CA424

The pilot stated that he was performing a "touch and go" landing. After touchdown, the pilot intended to retract the flaps, but inadvertently selected the landing gear control lever. The landing gear partially retracted, and the airplane settled onto the runway, resulting in substantial damage to a nose section bulkhead. A Federal Aviation Administration inspector, who examined the airplane after the accident, observed no evidence of any pre-existing mechanical malfunctions or anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.

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