c. Pull free end of heavy weight black/white sling through center cargo hook hole and secure until helicopter
being recovered is ready for hook-up.
Figure 6. Typical Cargo Hook Thimble Installation (Shown in Double-Eye Configuration)
10. HOOK-UP AND RECOVERY FLIGHT OPERATIONS (Figure 1, and Table 3)
Should it become necessary for a ground crew
member to perform hook-up while on the helicopter
being recovered, extreme care must be exercised to
avoid static electric shock, injury resulting from falling
off the helicopter as a result of rotor downwash, etc.
Remove any loose objects from recovery site to
prevent them from becoming projectiles as a result of
Figure 1 details the disabled OH-58D helicopter and
recovery helicopter rigging. Reference numbers in the
following text that are outlined in parentheses [i.e., (1), (2),
etc.] refer to Figure 1 and Table 3 item numbers. Refer to
Figure 1 and Table 3 for configuration guidance.
a. Launch recovery helicopter.
b. Direct recovery helicopter into hover position slightly to the side of the disabled helicopter where sling (13),
Figure 1, View A, has been positioned for connection of the disabled helicopter to the recovery helicopter sling.