The US National Transportation Safety Board on Friday urged FAA to order immediate inspections of the inner skin of the composite rudder surfaces of certain A300 series aircraft in order potentially to avert the possibility of "a catastrophic failure of the rudder," NTSB Acting Chairman Mark Rosenker said in a statement. The recommendations address a safety issue identified during the investigation by Airbus of a rudder from a FedEx A300-600. The rudder had been damaged during "routine ...

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