Routine checks on harness models Pamir and Teton have revealed defects on
some of the deployment handles for reserve parachutes. On the defect handles
the release pin was not correctly sewn to the handle (see picture). Should
the release pin become detached from the handle, a successful reserve
deployment may be hindered or impossible.
In agreement with the manufacturer UP International GmbH the DHV has issued the following airworthiness safety advisory:
1. On all paraglider harness models Pamir and Teton, the emergency
parachute deployment handle must be checked before further use.
2. Defect handles must be professionally repaired. Repairs will be
performed by UP International GmbH, D-82431 Kochel of from a UP designated
Pict. 1: Handle with insufficient sewing. Must be rectified before the next flight!
Pict. 2: Handle with good, adequate sewing.
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.