1997-01-22: The pilot of FDX14
, an MD11
, was enroute Anchorage Alaska to Newark, NJ at FL370
when he shut down one engine as a precaution. The pilot continued at FL290
with a clearance; no traffic problems and routine coordination with the Winnipeg ACC he continued to destination. UPDATE: The crew of the McDonnell Douglas MD11
were en route from Anchorage, AK to Newark, NJ, and were about 40 NM NE of Fort Smith, NWT when they carried out a precautionary shut down of No. 3 engine due to a high oil temperature and low oil quantity. The pressure remained normal. After the engine was shut down, the aircraft slowly drifted down from FL370
, with a clearance from the Edmonton Area Control Centre. There was no conflicting traffic problems, and the routine was also coordinated with the Winnipeg Area Control Centre. The aircraft diverted to Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN where it landed without further incident. There were no injuries or aircraft damage. Company maintenance inspected the engine and determined that there was a faulty oil temperature transmitter. They are still trouble shooting the cause for the low oil quantity.