In the year 2009, two of my Sqn QFIs were killed in a HPT- 32 crash. This particular AC is a trainer AC and was manufactured and maintained by HAL.
Generally we all used 2 be a little apprehensive of engine cut immediately after take off, as the only option was 2 force land on the clear ground & with rapid real estate boom and construction there was no clear land left.
Chaturvedi being my Foxtrot Sqn type in NDA, I agreed.
The SASO visited us same day.
All the 55 QFIs present their , had a one to one meeting with him and all in one tone refused to fly this AC anymore.
Lot of pressure techniques were used but we did not budge.
But it all started with saying 'NO'. That time it was construed as Mutiny by many.
RIP Ritin and Chaturvedi.
RIP Abrol and Negi 🙏🙏🙏