Ensure that the sling spacer is installed when the
shackle assembly is assembled.
(6) Place the single eye end of heavy weight black/white sling (7), Figure 1, View A, to shackle assembly
(Figure 4) and secure shackle assembly 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 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 single eye end of heavy weight black/white sling (8), Figure 1, View A, to the double eye end of
sling (7) using sling link assembly (9).
(1) Verify that arrangement of sling eyes is as shown in View E, with sling (8) in Position B orientation.
(2) Extend sling (8) out away from the damaged helicopter for easy access during the recovery
helicopter hook-up procedure covered in Paragraph 7 of this WP.
To prevent tail rotor blade flapping tie the lower blade from the tail rotor to the helicopter using a fixed length
tie-down (without snap hook).
k. Drogue Parachute Installation
As determined by ground crew, a drogue parachute may be
attached to the damaged helicopter to facilitate stable flight.
(1) Secure drogue parachute to the tail end of tail-boom. Do not deploy drogue parachute until recovery
helicopter has hovered over disabled or damaged helicopter.
The damaged helicopter is now ready for hookup to the recovery helicopter.