There is a considerable complication with directional control when the thrust reversers deploy asymmetrically. Rigging differences can cause one engine’s thrust reverser extension and spool-up to be faster than that of the other engine. This was a factor in the March 5, 2015, accident of Delta Flight 1086, a Boeing MD-88, upon landing during snow and crosswinds at New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA). While the primary focus of the NTSB’s accident investigation heightened ...

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