A Pilots Right Stuff towing bridle manufactured by Aerosports International
GmbH failed during towing. While being loaded assymetrically the weld on the
square ring broke apart.
Broken weld on square ring
The manufacturer has
issued the following safety statement:
the square ring on the towing bridle
must be replaced with a square screwgate shackle (as used to secure
paraglider lines to risers), or the bridle must be exchanged for a newer
strengthened version prior to next use.
Aerosport International GmbH will
exchange or replace faulty units, please send to Aerosport International
GmbH, Grafenstraße 26, 83098 Brannenburg.
Aerosport International GmbH
Tel: 080341034 Fax:080343384
The replacment is done by Aerosport International GmbH free of charge