Hmmm…things are not getting any better for the 777s and their throttle issues that resulted in the crash landing of a BA 777 a few weeks back at London’s Heathrow airport (discussed here and here). In this incident it was an American Airlines 777-200ER (same model) that experienced similar issues on approach to LAX yesterday. The engines on the planes for AA and BA are both Rolls Royce Trent 800s, which is another similarity between the two carriers in the throttle failings. For the AA flight only one engine failed to respond to requests for additional throttle, and it recovered after about 15 seconds, preventing a significant disaster.
The FAA and NTSB are investigating this one, so hopefully there will be some conclusions eventually that let them solve the problems and prevent more 777s from falling out of the sky.
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