RECOVERY BY HELICOPTER (Contd)
Pushing ramp bay with BEB after disengaging
transverse upper couplings and ponton swivel hooks
may cause the bay to fold, and possible injury or death
to personnel may result.
Ensure all gravel, rocks, mud, and other debris are
removed from openings at unfolding stabilizer mounting
brackets prior to folding bay. Failure to comply may
result in jamming during folding operations.
In order to provide a fixed reference point for the
helicopter pilot, the bay must first be held in a fixed
position against the shore or some other stable object.
Use of a bridge erection boat for stabilization is not
feasible due to rotor wash induced drifting.
l. Signal BEB operator to position bay near a stationary object, and secure bay
to stationary object using taglines.
Ensure crew is safely off bay before lifting, and ensure
boat and crew are positioned away from folding
operation or damage to equipment or injury or death to
personnel may result.
m. Signal helicopter pilot to hover over bay and lower lifting cable (1).
n. Connect lifting cable hook (4) to bay lifting lug (3), close hatch (2), and exit
bay to BEB.
INTERIOR BAY SHOWN