I have watched several documentaries on American Airlines flight 587, people may remember it as the first crash in the US after September 11. It apparently was all down to pilot’s training, or being trained incorrectly. Over-using peddles in the cockpit, pilots were inadvertently placing too much stress on the tail rudder and during what may have been wind sheer in New York, the pilot unwittingly placed a huge amount of stress on the the tail rudder, causing it to fall off. But the saftey of composite materials in Airbus’ was brought into question – and remains a sore issue. The plane crashed into houses in Queens. But that was on the Airbus A300, this latest incident is on the A310. Is there an inherent design flaw?
As someone with several relatives working in airline industries, I am very concerned indeed.