Incident at 40 NM NE of Fort Smith, NWT


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 to FL290, 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.


CADORS Number 1997C0025
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1997-01-11 - 02:19
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 40 NM NE of Fort Smith, NWT
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration the United States of America
Occurrence Type Incident
Make  Silhouette image of MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Model MD-11
Year Built
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Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number FDX14
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine shut down

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