(5) The rear bearers and crewmen raise and position the litter until the litter
handles are even with the litter support brackets.
(6) The crewmen or front bearers place the litter handles near the casualty's
head in the litter support brackets and make sure the handles are locked in place. At
the same time, the bearers at the rear of the litter place their handles in the litter support
brackets near the casualty's feet and make sure the handles are locked in place.
(7) The bearers/crewmen secure all four handles with the litter retaining
straps found near each bracket.
The bearers leave the helicopter as a unit and obtain the next litter to be
The middle litter is loaded using the same procedures.
(10) The lowest litter is loaded using the same procedures.
(11) The bearers assist the ambulatory casualties to their seats (two on each
side near the front of the compartment) and make sure the ambulatory casualties are
secured to the aircraft. Figure 5-10 shows a Huey air ambulance with a mixed load.
(12) The cargo compartment doors are closed and secured (usually done by
Figure 5-10. Iroquois air ambulance with a mixed load.