AAIB investigation to Airbus A319-111, G-EZFA
Early flap retraction after takeoff from Bristol Airport, 16 February 2016
After lift-off, the co-pilot retracted the flap instead of the landing gear. The commander lowered the nose attitude and selected TOGA thrust but the GPWS Mode 3 aural alert (“DON’T SINK, DON’T SINK”) was triggered before the aircraft recovered to climbing flight.
Download glossary of abbreviations:
Published: 11 August 2016
Date of occurrence: 16 February 2016