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October 27-31, 1996
After crashes, near-crashes and hundred of lesser incidents, federal officials are pressing for changes in the Boeing 737, the most widely used airliner in the world.

This series of articles examining technical, regulatory and legal issues associated with the 737 rudder problem is the result of two years of research involving thousands of pages of federal records, airline reports, Boeing documents, legal briefs filed in accident cases, and interviews with dozens of industry sources.

Part 1
Rudder trouble arises almost as soon as 737s begin flying
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 Part 2
The Colorado Springs crash and Boeing's role in investigations
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Part 3
The Pittsburgh crash and more revelations about rudder trouble
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 Part 4
Boeing's aggressive approach to product liability
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Part 5
Safety agencies, their decisions and Boeing's influence
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 In response
Boeing admits rudder problem; 737 inspections ordered Boeing developing safety device to limit rudder movement
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Reporting: Byron Acohido
Editing: Robert Weisman, Richard Zahler
Copy Editing: Carole McClosky
Research:: Polly Lane
Design: Liz McClure, Michael Kellams, David Miller
Graphics: James McFarlane, Karen Kerchelich, Jeff Neumann
Photography: Jimi Lott
Photo Editing: Fred Nelson

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