Black Hawk to the Rescue

By Air Force Staff Sgt. Chyenne A. GriffinMay 10, 2007

The Soldiers prepare to slingload the airplane.
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Sgt. 1st Class Mike Parks, a quality control team leader, measures the chain used for the slingload.
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Sgt. Michael Linn, a Black Hawk crew chief, tightens one of the slingload straps.
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Sgt. 1st Class Mike Parks and a Belize Soldier secure the rudder with a cargo strap.
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The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter easily lifts the Defender out of the marsh.
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The UH-60 Black Hawk flies the 5,000-pound aircraft to the air station.
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