Lightweight Stretcher

Lite Flite Lightweight Stretcher has been selected as standard equipment aboard all Royal Danish Air Force SAR helicopters, and is in service with several foreign govern-ments and civilian SAR operators around the globe.

The stretcher consists of a red oval aluminium frame with a polyester wide mesh netting, a fastening strap and four suspension risers with orange flotation devices and two figure 8 rings for easy hook up.

The stretcher is used for hoisting hypothermic or lifeless victims.

Weight: 3200g (7 lbs)


  • Length 171cm
  • Width 53cm


Inspections: Annual

Cleaning: Rinse in fresh water after use

Safe Working Load: 500 lbs (227kg)

Tensile Strength: 1000 lbs (454kg) – Stress and load tested to 2286 lbs (1037kg)

Life Limits: On Condition, Overhaul every 5 years.



  • Risers: 1” polyester webbing, Tensile Strength 4409 lbs (2000kg)
  • Figure 8 rings: Welded Stainless Steel, Tensile Strength 4409 lbs (2000kg)
  • Frame: Aluminium tube(6060-GS1-05), 28mm



  • Stretcher to be cleaned in tap water after every operation in salt water.
  • Stretcher to be inspected thoroughly once a year by Lite Flite approved technicians only.
  • All inspections must be entered into the stretcher log card.

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