Aircraft: Beech Baron. Injuries: None. Location: Atlanta, Ga. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot was practicing touch-and-go landings. After touchdown, he intended to retract the flaps, but inadvertently selected the landing gear control lever.
The landing gear partially retracted, and the plane settled onto the runway, resulting in substantial damage to a nose section bulkhead.
Probable cause: The pilot’s inadvertent retraction of the landing gear during the landing.
NTSB Identification: ERA12CA424
This July 2012 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.