Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Airbus 310; unsafe at any speed?

A fellow blogger weighs in on the A310's falliable rudder.

UPDATE: Here are pictures of the A310's rudder (or lack thereof). There have been reports that the A310 flight to Quebec from Cuba on March 7 was not allowed to land in the US due to customs issues. That is because the pilots never declared an emergency. They chose to return to Cuba. If they had declared an emergency, they would have been allowed to land wherever they wanted.

And while we're on the subject, here is a more in-depth post on the A310's rudder.

And here is the original news article.


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