A further case of a Mistral 2.22 going into a deep stall has been noted,
after this glider had been subjected to recall testing due to the
airworthiness safety notice from 26.02.2003.
Due to construction parameters, flying characteristics of the Mistral
2.22 may permenantly deteriorate, either through use or storage.
(Further details may be found under http://www.dhv.de/typo/Safety.21.0.html )
All affected canopies show the following non-typical behaviour:
Together with Swing Flugsportgeräte GmbH, the DHV is now issueing the
following preventative Safety Warning:
All Mistral 2.22 gliders must be re-checked by the manufacturer.
- Mistral 2.22 gliders should not be flown until they have been
- Should deteriorated flying characteristics be determined, Swing
offers Mistral 2.22 pilots either a repair or an exchange.
- In addition to this, Swing makes all Mistral 2.22 owners,
irrespective of re-check results, a part-exchange offer for an
alternative glider, as a part of its customer care program.
These airworthiness requirements are valid from publication of the NfGH
Notices for hang- and paraglider pilots. The safety requirements must be
fullfilled before the equipment is re-used.
For re-checking and/or exchange contact:
Swing, An der Leiten 4, 82290 Landsberied, Tel: +49 (0)8141 3 27 78 88, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.swing.de