a. The hoist operator in the helicopter attaches the forest penetrator to the hoist
hook and lowers the forest penetrator to the ground.
b. After the accumulated static electricity is discharged, the medic on the ground
extends the seats, positions the casualty on a wing seat, secures the casualty with
straps contained in the penetrator, and notifies the hoist operator that the casualty is
ready to be lifted.
c. After the hoist operator has raised the casualty, the operator places one arm
around the casualty and penetrator. He then rotates the casualty so the casualty is
facing away from the helicopter.
d. The operator pulls the casualty into the helicopter compartment and lowers
the penetrator so the support fluke rests on the deck (figure 5-14). The operator
continues to lower the penetrator until the casualty is lying on his back on the deck.
Figure 5-14. Pulling the casualty inside the helicopter
e. The operator then releases the safety straps, lifts the penetrator off the
casualty (figure 5-15), pulls the casualty completely inside the compartment, and
secures the casualty.