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DH110 Sea Vixen Faw Mk2, G-CVIX

Date of occurrence: 05 April 2012

Summary:

During the latter stages of the landing roll, whilst completing the after landing checklist, the pilot inadvertently selected the landing gear to up which resulted in the retraction of the nose and left main landing gear. The operation of the left main landing gear microswitch on landing should have prevented retraction. However, it is thought that a combination of an increase in main landing gear oleo pressure, to allow for increased weight operations, and a low landing weight prevented the activation of the microswitch. 

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Report name:
DH110 Sea Vixen Faw Mk2, G-CVIX
Registration:
G-CVIX
Type:
DH110 Sea Vixen Faw Mk2
Location:
Bournemouth Airport, Dorset
Date of occurrence:
05 April 2012
Category:
Commercial Air Transport - Fixed Wing
Summary:

During the latter stages of the landing roll, whilst completing the after landing checklist, the pilot inadvertently selected the landing gear to up which resulted in the retraction of the nose and left main landing gear. The operation of the left main landing gear microswitch on landing should have prevented retraction. However, it is thought that a combination of an increase in main landing gear oleo pressure, to allow for increased weight operations, and a low landing weight prevented the activation of the microswitch. 

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