At several paraglider harnesses of different
manufacturers the rivets of the belt buckles " Cobra " from AustriAlpin slipped
out. The consequence from this is in the most unfavorable case an opening of the belt
The DHV has decided on the following precautionary safety
- At all Para-und Hangglider harnesses, which are equipped with "Cobra" belt
buckles from AustriAlpin, the belt buckles must be checked. By means of a pointed article
(awl, screwdriver etc..) it is to press against the rivet alternating from both sides (see
figures). If the rivet moves, then this belt buckle is incorrect.
- Incorrect belt buckles must be exchanged.
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 Check has to be done by the manufacturer of the Para-und Hangglider
harnesses or by the owner of the harness himself.
The Exchange of the incorrect belt buckles has to be done by the manufacturer of the
Para-und Hangglider harnesses.
Gmund, 27. 10. 2000