The NTSB urged the FAA to order inspections of the inner skin of the composite rudder surfaces of certain Airbus A-300 series airplanes. The safety recommendations (one of which is classified as urgent) address a safety issue
identified during the investigation of damage found during
an inspection of a rudder from a Federal Express A.300-600
airplane. The Board noted that this incident might have
applicability to a more serious rudder separation that
occurred last year when an Air Transat A.310 suffered an almost complete rudder separation.