The US National Transportation Safety Board said yesterday it has noted "significant differences between the circumstances" in which an Air Transat A310 lost most of its composite rudder during the cruise phase of flight and the rudder separation that led to the crash of an American Airlines A300 in November 2001 that killed 265 people in the air and on the ground. According to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, which is investigating the March 6 incident, the separation occurred at ...

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