One aluminium harnesscarabiner Parafly Automatic by Austrialpin broke while starting a paraglider in the Czech Republic.This carabiner has been used over a period of two years during paragliding flight. A material investigation has been initiated immediately in the Czech Republic, the conclusion should be available in the beginning of June 2003.
The DHV has decided on the following precautionary safety measure:
All aluminium harnesscarabiners Parafly Automatic by Austrialpin, regardless the surface finishing must not be used anymore until the material investigation is finished.
The airworthiness instruction comes into force when published in the NFGH (paragliding and hanggliding news).