Rocket responder info updated

 - March 31, 2010, 6:52 AM

The FAA has posted new information for airport workers on how to respond to the scene of an accident involving rocket-propelled ballistic parachute-equipped airplanes such as the BRS system in Cirrus airplanes and other aircraft with parachute retrofits. CertAlert 04-13 was originally issued in 2004, but the FAA has added a first-responder video to the CertAlert Web page (see the 04-13 entry at The CertAlert explains how to locate the BRS parachute system, identify the rocket motor launch tube, cut the activating housing with the correct tool and remove the live rocket motor to a safe place.