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NTSB urges inspections of certain Airbus A.300 rudders
24 March 2006

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.