1996-05-09: The crew of MEI621
, a Boeing 727 was outbound to Hamilton from Winnipeg,declared an emergency approximately 50 miles east of Winnipeg due to low oil pressure in the number two engine. Fuel dumping commenced at FL240
from VBI 250040 for 33 miles. Affected air traffic was vectored clear of the area by ATC. Winnipeg CFR was placed on major standby. The aircraft landed safely at Winnipeg runway 31 at 0645Z. The aircraft is still on the ground at Winnipeg. Maintenance are unable to rectify the low oil pressure problem. The Company will conduct a two engine ferry flight to Calgary this afternoon. UPDATE: Subsequent inspection by maintenance revealed an internal engine problem. The aircraft is to be ferried to Edmonton for engine repair or replacement.