Final Report: FAA currency flight suffered gear-up mishap

 - March 9, 2007, 9:56 AM

Beech King Air C90, Windsor Locks, Conn., June 23, 2006–The nonflying pilot’s improper procedure, resulting in his inadvertent retraction of the landing gear while the airplane was on the ground, was the cause of the accident, the NTSB concluded. The FAA King Air, N20, had landed and was doing a touch-and-go at Bradley International Airport when the nonflying pilot asked the pilot flying if he wanted flaps up. The pilot flying said yes and the nonflying pilot raised the landing gear instead of the flaps. The gear retracted and the airplane hit the ground, substantially damaging the fuselage. The two ATP-rated pilots, FAA inspectors maintaining currency, were not injured.