Flight 587. I believe it was exactly that, as well.
Me, too. It happened so soon after routine air service resumed following 9/11 that when it happened, I knew it wouldn’t be connected to terrorism because that would have decimated the airline industry more than it had been, and made Americans even more paranoid and fearful. I think it was a cover-up, but a necessary one.
posted on 09/20/2007 9:52:10 PM PDT
(Don't taze me, Bro!)
To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard; mware
587 was a vertical stab connection point failure caused by excessive rudder input control. A well know problem with Airbuses of that vintage and resulted in extensive rework and pilot training.
Sorry that one was a clean equipment failure problem.
posted on 09/21/2007 5:22:25 AM PDT
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