(6) The litter bearer at the casualty's inside foot (bearer between the
helicopter and the casualty's feet) moves inside the cargo compartment while continuing
to support his rear litter handle.
(7) The litter bearer inside the helicopter and the assisting crewman holding
the inside front handle place their handles in the inner litter support brackets while the
litter bearers outside the helicopter at the front and rear of the litter slide their litter
handles into the outer litter support brackets (figure 5-6).
Figure 5-6. Loading the first litter (right side) into an Iroquois air ambulance.
(8) The bearers and crewman make sure the litter handles are secured
(locked) in the brackets and further secure the litter handles with the litter retaining
straps found near each bracket.
(9) The litter squad leaves the helicopter as a unit and obtains the next litter
to be loaded.
(10) The middle litter is loaded using the same procedures.
(11) The lowest litter is loaded using similar procedures. The inside rear
bearer cannot enter the cargo compartment, so he remains outside the helicopter while
assisting the crew member in placing the litter in the brackets and securing the litter
handles with litter retaining straps.
(12) The other side is loaded using the same procedures. Figure 5-7 shows
a casualty being loaded into the left side of the cargo compartment. Figure 5-8 shows
an Iroquois air ambulance with all six litter casualties loaded.