h. Carefully lay the rigged shackle assembly on the helicopter and heavy weight black/white sling (9) 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 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.
Connect the double eye end of heavy weight black/white sling with bridle loops (10), Figure 1, View A, to the
single eye end of heavy weight black/white sling (9) using sling link assembly (11).
(6) 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.
k. 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.
a. Place a cargo hook thimble (14, Figure 1, View A, and Figure 4) into the single sling eye end of heavy weight
black/white sling (12).
Figure 4. Typical Cargo Hook Thimble Installation (Shown in Double-Eye Configuration)
b. Connect the single eye end of heavy weight black/white sling (12, Figure 1, View A) with the hook thimble
installed, to the recovery helicopter center cargo hook.
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.