All rescue hooks get a calendar inspection
upon issue and at intervals to coincide with the
aircraft cycle. In no case shall the intervals
between calendar inspections exceed 225 days. The
calendar inspection consists of the following visual
1. Inspect for missing, bent, fractured or
2. Check hardware for security of attachment,
corrosion, wear, and ease of operation.
3. Check for sharp edges and projections.
Clean the rescue hook after every immersion
in salt water. To clean the rescue hook, proceed
1. Clean devices with an acceptable cleaning
2. Remove all foreign objects with low-
3. Lubricate all moveable parts of the rescue
hook. Wipe off excess lubricant with a clean, dry,
4. Return the rescue hook assembly to ser-
HOIST QUICK-SPLICE PLATE
The hoist quick-splice plate is made of
1/4-inch aluminum, 6 5/8 inches in length by 3
inches wide. The corners are rounded off and
holes are grooved in places where the hoist cable
rests. A stainless steel clip, 1/32 inch thick, is
attached to the plate with two, 5/32-inch steel
rivets. A rescue hook is attached to the plate with
thimbles, swaging sleeve, and a length of hoist
cable. The distance between the rescue hook and
the plate is 6 inches. (See figure 5-21.)
The hoist quick-splice plate is used when the
hoist cable is cut or broken during a rescue
operation. It is used when time is a factor and no
other means are available for rescue.
Figure 5-21.Hoist quick-splice plate.
The aircrewmans responsibility for mainte-
nance of the hoist quick-splice plate is limited to
giving it a freshwater
actions are performed
maintenance or above.
wash. Repairs or other
All hoist quick-splice plates are given a
calendar inspection upon issue and at intervals of
225 days. The calendar inspection consists of a
visual inspection for bends, corrosion, sharp
edges, and projections.
You have to clean the hoist quick-splice plate
after every immersion in salt water. To clean it,
proceed as follows:
1. Clean with an acceptable cleaning agent.
2. Dry with a lint-free cloth.
The cable grip (which opens and closes on the
cable) and a shackle enable the cable grip to be
attached to the crewmans safety belt to take the
weight off the hoist assembly during a hoist