ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ballistic Recovery
Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BRSI) ( http://BRSparachutes.com ) has now
been credited for saving the lives of 176 people from around the world. 3
pilots and 2 passengers, involved in 3 separate deployments recently in Europe
were today confirmed and announced by BRS.
"The Global reach of our product is flattering but the results are not
surprising," said Chairman of the Board Robert L. Nelson, adding that "we know
our system works, and saving lives continues to be our most gratifying
The recent International save incidents include: a German student pilot
and instructor flying a FK12 Comet on October, 9th. According to witnesses
while maneuvering during training at 2000 feet, Pilot Heinz Soll was forced to
pull the chute. Pilot and passenger landed safely in central Germany.
A week earlier, on October 2nd, in rural, central Germany an improper
propeller installed after maintenance on an Avid Flyer contributed to a
problem shortly after take-off, prompting a Pilot's decision to deploy his BRS
parachute. Pilot and passenger landed safely less than a half mile from the
runway they departed.
And in Morocco, near the village of Beni Aissi, Pilot Bernard Bessieres,
flying a CTSW model of aircraft, encountered what he told authorities appeared
to be a wake of turbulence from a larger airplane. The plane was slightly
damaged by the encounter and during the attempted off field landing he stalled
trying to avoid a canyon and deployed the parachute, safely landing in a rural
field miles from any nearby homes. The Pilot hiked for more than an hour to
the closest building to report the incident on August 25th.
BRS (Ballistic Recovery Systems) is a South St. Paul, Minnesota based
company that designs, manufactures and distributes whole aircraft emergency
parachute systems for use on general aviation and recreational aircraft.
Since the early 1980's, BRS has delivered over 19,000 parachute systems to
aircraft owners around the world including over 1500 systems on the certified
aircraft like the Cirrus Design aircraft manufactured in Duluth, Minnesota.
Actual documented uses of these systems are credited with saving the lives of
Last July, the FAA certified BRS parachute system for installation on
Cessna 182 models of aircraft. And, in September, BRS was recognized as one of
the fastest growing technology companies in Minnesota.
SOURCE Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc.