On a rescue parachute inner container of the type RS 2 while releasing the rescue chute by applying usual force on the handle, the loop where the release handle is fixed was ripped of. The reason for this rupture was the perforation of the inner container from the seam of the release handle attachment loop. In the past similar problems occurred several times already with inner containers of the type RS 2. The affected containers are the ones which have no reinforcement patch on the back side of the seam.
In agreement with Firebird International AG, the DHV decided on the following safety measures as a precaution:
The inner container for all emergency equipment of the type RS 2 must be rechecked. Inner containers without reinforcement patch on the inside of the container have to be exchanged.
loop where the release handle is fixed
reinforcement patch of inner container on the back side
This airworthiness instruction comes into force when it is published in the News for Paragliders and Hang Gliders (NfGH). The precautionary safety measure must be carried out before the equipment is flown again.
The exchange will be carried out by the company Firebird International AG, Faltschen, 3713 Reichenbach, Switzerland .