On March 6, 2005, at approximately 0202 eastern standard time, an Airbus 310, operated by Air Transat as flight 961, from Veradero, Cuba to Quebec City, Canada, experienced a loss of the rudder while in cruise flight at FL350, 90 miles south of Miami, Florida. The airplane returned to Veradero, Cuba. There were no injuries to the 261 passengers or 9 crew members.

The NTSB has provided an accredited representative and technical advisors in the areas of structures, systems, materials, aircraft performance, radar analysis, ATC, system safety, flight recorders and image analysis as well as coordinating efforts with FAA and NASA, to assist all technical groups.

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