Failure to arrange sling eyes on the sling link assembly
as shown in Figure 1, View E, will create an unbalanced
load on the sling link assembly and may cause the
assembly to open as tension is applied to the slings.
g. Carefully lay the rigged shackle assembly on the helicopter and heavy weight black/white sling to the side that
the recovery helicopter will approach from.
h. Connect the double eye end of heavy weight black/white sling (10), Figure 1, View A, to the single eye end of
sling (9) using sling link assembly (11).
(1) Verify that arrangement of sling eyes is as shown in View E, with sling (10) in Position A. orientation.
Extend sling (10) out away from the damaged helicopter for easy access during the recovery helicopter hook-
up procedure covered in Paragraph 9 of this WP.
The damaged helicopter is now ready for hookup to the recovery helicopter.
8. RIG RECOVERY HELICOPTER (Figures 1 and 4, and Table 3)
Figure 1 details the damaged and recovery helicopter
rigging. Reference numbers in the following text that are
outlined in parentheses [i.e., (1), (2), etc.] refer to Figure 1,
View A and Table 3 item numbers. Refer to Figure 1, View
A and Table 3 for configuration guidance.
Use of cargo hook thimble is required when the center
cargo hook of a CH-47 is being used; the UH-60 does not
use a thimble.
a. If the recovery helicopter is a UH-60 proceed to the next step. If the recovery helicopter is a CH-47 place a
cargo hook thimble (14, Figure 1, View A, and Figure 4) into the single eye end of heavy weight black/white
Figure 4. Typical Cargo Hook Thimble Installation (Shown in Double-Eye Configuration)