Re: Inflight engine shutdowns vs. speedups?

From:         entmlf@cr41.staffs.ac.uk (Martin at Staffs University, UK)
Date:         03 Mar 95 02:27:50 
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Eric Chevalier posted a question about loss of control
of engine thrust - a 757 had an engine go to full power
on final approach.  (My mail won't let me re-quote).

I understood that the HP fuel shut-offs, usually
just behind the thrust levers, will ONLY shut off
the fuel when the engines are at idle, to prevent
inadvertant shutdown in flight.  

So, how do you shut the engine down? Maybe the 
fuel will shut off if the throttles are at the idle
position even though the engines are at full power?
And would that damage the engine?

Martin