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Helicopter Personnel Winching - Inadvertent Disconnect

Published date: 
9 July 2018
Effective date: 
July 2018

This AWB is issued to alert Search and Rescue (SAR) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operators to the potential for inadvertent release of a Human External Cargo (HEC) load from the winch hook, particularly with retrievals from water.  It highlights the mechanics of a new and previously unanticipated ring reversal disconnect.

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