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 accomplishment." 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 176 people. 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.