All 727's have this happen (except for the Tay powered UPS models). A quick power adjustment from half-power to idle followed by a quick reverse will sometimes cause this. Also in crosswinds, the engine not getting a good wind (sheltered behind the fuselage) is another perfect situation for a compressor stall. I've heard mechanics say the JT8D can handle a compressor stall with no risk of damage or any problem, it's basically just a cough, a harmless engine surge gasping for air. If a CFM56 powered airplane had this happen, it's time to buy a new engine because its blades would be in a million pieces.