More than three years after it launched an investigation into an ATR 72 incident, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) continues to pressure ATR to justify whether the tail structure in the company’s line of 48- and 78-seat turboprops is strong enough to handle a relatively rare event—a pitch disconnect. Until that explanation—or some other solution—arrives, the safety bureau says it is “not possible to fully determine the magnitude of the risk” ...

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