ITEM: Drogue Bridle Reinforcement Stitching
IDENTIFICATION: Strong Enterprises main drogue, part no. 480016, serial numbers: 109809-109917, manufactured Sept. 1-Dec. 24, 1991, and those that have had factory drogue canopy or bridle replacements during the same time period.
BACKGROUND: We have experienced one in-flight drogue failure resulting in main pack closure, with successful reserve ride.
SERVICE BULLITEN: Add two rows of ziz-zag stitching at top of Kevlar bridle, per attached drawing.
QUALIFIED PERSONNEL: Owner, senior, master parachute rigger or parachute loft.
COMPLIANCE DATE: Immediately, prior to next jump.
DISTRIBUTION: Specific DHT owners of record, customers, www.StrongParachutes.com.
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