Ensure that the sling spacer is installed when the
shackle assembly is assembled.
(5) Place single eye end of heavy weight black/white sling (8), Figure 1, View A, to shackle assembly and
secure shackle assembly (Figure 4) as follows:
(a) Insert sling spacer from shackle assembly into the single eye end opening of heavy weight
(b) Align the holes in the shackle assembly clevis with the hole in the sling spacer.
(c) Once holes are aligned, insert the clevis pin through the holes in the shackle assembly clevis
assembly and sling spacer.
(d) Insert quick-release pin through hole in base of the clevis pin to secure the clevis pin in the clevis.
h. 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.
Failure to arrange sling eyes on the sling link assembly
as shown in Figure 1, View D, will create an unbalanced
load on the sling link assembly and may cause the
assembly to open as tension is applied to the slings.
Connect the single eye end of heavy weight black/white sling (9), Figure 1, View A, to the double eye end of
heavy weight black/white sling (8) using sling link assembly (10).
(1) Verify that arrangement of sling eyes is as shown in View D, with sling (8) in Position A orientation.
Extend sling (9) out away from the damaged helicopter for easy access during the recovery helicopter hook-up
procedure covered in Paragraph 9 of this WP.
k. The damaged helicopter is now ready for hookup to the recovery helicopter.