Finding tension of a cable

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an 1800kg helicopter with a cable and harness is rescuing an injured snowboarder.
the harness and snowboarder have a mass of 78.0kg
what is the tension in the cable when the snowboarder is being flown to safety at constant velocity while hanging in the harness?

I am completely lost on this problem and cannot find a starting point
 

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What forces are acting? (Draw a diagram.) Apply Newton's 2nd law.
 

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