4. Handle Access Door (upper aft corner
of door) Unfasten and open.
5. Handle Press button and lift to
OPEN position, then latch in place.
6. Handle Access Door Secure.
7. Door Support Rod Attach one end to
cargo door ball stud (on forward side
8. Support Rod Detent Pin Check in
9. Cabin Doorsill Step Push out and
allow cargo door to swing open. Gas
springs will automatically open the
10. Door Support Rod Attach free end to
(2) Closing the Cargo Door.
To prevent damage to the mechanism,
avoid side loading of the gas springs.
1. Door Support Rod Detach from
fuselage door frame ball stud, then
firmly grasp free end of rod while
exerting downward force to overcome
assemblies, then remove support rod
from door as gas spring assemblies
pass the over-center position.
2. Cargo Door Pull closed, using finger
hold cavity in fixed cabin doorstep.
3. Handle Access Door (upper aft corner
of door) Unfasten and open.
4. Handle Press button and pull handle
down until it latches in closed position.
5. Handle Access Door Secure.
6. Handle Access Door (lower forward
corner of door) Unfasten and open.
7. Handle Move to full forward position.
8. Safety Hook Check locked in
position by pulling aft on handle.
9. Handle Access Door Secure.
c. Door Unlocked Annunciator. As a safety
precaution, two flashing yellow MASTER CAUTION
annunciators in the glareshield and a steadily
annunciator on the caution/ advisory panel indicate the
cabin door is not closed and locked. The two
5-ampere circuit breakers, placarded ANN POWER
and ANN IND, located on the right sidewall circuit
breaker panel protect this circuit, Figure 2-6.
d. Cabin Emergency Exit Hatch. The cabin
emergency hatch, placarded EXIT PULL, is located
on the right cabin sidewall just aft of the copilot's seat.
The hatch may be released from the inside with a pull-
down handle. A flush-mounted, pull out handle allows
the hatch to be released from the outside. The hatch
is of the non-hinged plug type that removes completely
from the frame when the latches are released. The
hatch can be key locked from the inside to prevent
opening from the outside. The inside handle will
unlatch the escape hatch, whether or not it is locked,
by overriding the locking mechanism. The keylock
should be unlocked prior to flight to allow removal of
the escape hatch from the outside in the event of an
emergency. The key remains in the lock when the
hatch is locked and can be removed only when the
hatch is unlocked. The key slot is in the vertical
position when the hatch is unlocked. Removal of the
key from the lock before flight assures the pilot that the
hatch can be removed from the outside if necessary.
a. Cockpit Windows. The pilot and copilot
have side windows, a windshield, and storm windows,
which provide visibility from the cockpit. The storm
windows may be opened on the ground or during
b. Cabin Windows. The outer cabin windows,
constructed of two-ply stretched acrylic, are of the
pressure type and are an integral part of the pressure
vessel. Each cabin window is equipped with a pull
down shade that allows individual adjustment of
outside light transmission.
a. Pilots and Copilot's Seats. The controls for
vertical height adjustment and fore and aft travel are
located under each seat. Refer to Figure 2-9. The
forward and aft adjustment handle is located beneath
the lower front inboard corner of each seat. Pulling up
on the handle allows the seat to move fore or aft. The
height adjustment handle is located beneath the lower
front outboard corner of each seat. Pulling up on the