Recently Tehelka Magazine published the inconvineint truths about pilot.
- Since Captian SK Bhatia has started flywing with the AP Govt, there have been FOUR windshield Failures.
- On THREE different occasions, Bhatia had exceeded operating limits and another vital parameter, Mast Torque which governs the total force being exerted on the chopper.
- Bhatia continued flight on 16.01.09, his holiness DALAI LAMA was on board when the helicopter developed a snag, in contravention of flight manual recommended actions.
- Bhatia’s deputation ended in June but YSR wanted his tenure extended by a year.