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UPS B763 over Atlantic on Nov 18th 2018, engine shut down in flight

A UPS United Parcel Service Boeing 767-300, registration N344UP performing flight 5X-209 (dep Nov 17th) from Philadelphia,PA (USA) to Cologne (Germany) with 3 crew, was enroute at FL330 over the Atlantic Ocean about 190nm west of Shannon (Ireland) when the crew declared emergency reporting they had needed to shut the right hand engine (CF6) down due to low oil pressure. In response to the emergency declaration ATC queried "do you wish to continue lower", the crew replied in the… ( More...

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Bryan Shannon 2
Torsten Hoff 2
Bernhard Carl 2
CF6, was mentioned in the article
Ray Toews 1
An aircraft shuts down an engine 30 minutes from an airport.
This is news.
Apparently doesn't happen very often.
What type of engine ?
alex hidveghy 2
See above! And the article. It’s all there.....just have to read it all.
ynot ssor 1
"What type of engine?" indicates GE CF6-80C2B6F.

Elliot Cannon -2
Not enough motors. They don't use two engine airplane for extended over water flights because it's safer.
Ray Toews 1
Actually they do. Couple of years back we took a 737 to Hawaii from Vancouver. Apparently the longest over water stretch on the planet.
Amazing reliability when we hear about an engine being shut down and it makes the news.


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