http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1436374,00.html...At 35,000 feet above the Caribbean, Air Transat flight 961 was heading home to Quebec with 270 passengers and crew. At 3.45 pm last Sunday, the pilot noticed something very unusual. His Airbus A310's rudder - a structure 28 feet high - had fallen off and tumbled into the sea. In the world of aviation, the shock waves have yet to subside. [continued]
As you can imagine, there is great interest from Boeing on this one.