*This manual supersedes TM 55-1520-240-10, 30 April 1992,including all changes.
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TM 1-1520-240-10Change 1 aWARNINGPersonnel performing operations, procedures, andpractices which are included or implied in this tech-nical manual shall observe the following warnings.Disregard of these warnings and precautionary in-formation can cause serious injury or death.WARNINGSTARTING ENGINESCoordinate all cockpit actions with ground observer.Insure that wheels are chocked (if applicable), rotorand blast areas are clear, and fire guard is posted.WARNINGGROUND OPERATIONEngines will be started and operated only by autho-rized personnel.WARNINGROTOR BLADESBeware of moving rotor blades, particularly theblades of the forward rotor system.WARNINGHIGH VOLTAGEAll ground handling personnel must be informed ofhigh voltage hazards when making external cargohook–ups.WARNINGFIRE EXTINGUISHERExposure to high concentrations of fire extinguish-ing agents or decomposition products should beavoided. The liquid should not contact the skin. Itmay cause frostbite or low temperature burns.WARNINGARMAMENTLoaded weapons or weapons being loaded or un-loaded, shall be pointed in a direction which offersthe least exposure to personnel or property in theevent of accidental firing. Personnel shall remainclear of the hazardous area of all loaded weapons.WARNINGVERTIGOTurn the anti–collision lights off during flightthrough clouds. This will eliminate light reflectionsfrom the clouds, which could cause vertigo.WARNINGCARBON MONOXIDEWhen smoke, suspected carbon monoxide fumes, orsymptoms of anoxia exist, the crew should immedi-ately ventilate the aircraft.WARNINGHANDLING FUEL AND OILTurbine fuels and lubricating oils contain additivesthat are poisonous and readily absorbed through theskin. Do not allow them to remain on skin longer thannecessary.