Air Crash Investigation – Similar to Asiana 214

On 17 January 2008, during short final, both of British Airways Flight 38’s engines suddenly rolled back to idle. The Captain raised one notch of flaps, which gave them a few more feet of flying distance. The aircraft passed over the A30 road and crashed just short of the runway. There were no fatalities, but 47 people sustained injuries. The fuel flow to both engines was restricted because of ice crystals causing a blockage in the fuel-oil heat exchangers (FOHE). Another similar incident occurred on 26 November 2008 when Delta Air Lines Flight 18’s engines rolled back to idle at 39,000 feet. That Boeing 777 landed safely at Atlanta.
This is the same plane as Asiana 214 crash. Multiple similarities where sent to us by our readers.

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