After landing and turning right off the grass runway the aircraft ‘lurched’ to the left. The pilot reached for the landing gear selector to ensure that it was DOWN, and in doing so may have inadvertently briefly selected it UP. The left main gear leg retracted, and during recovery the right main gear leg also retracted. Retraction and extension tests of the gear after the incident did not reveal any mechanical faults.
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