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Speedup in Redesign of 737 Rudder Urged

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Federal safety investigators are stepping up the pressure to redesign the rudder controls on Boeing 737s, the world’s most widely used airliner. Control problems are suspected in a pair of deadly crashes involving the jets. The National Transportation Safety Board called for a speedup in the control redesign and also urged additional training for flight crews in dealing with sudden rolls caused by unexpected rudder movement on the airliners.


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