UPS 767 shuts down engine while at cruise over the Atlantic.
The crew of UPS flight 5X-209 were forced to shut down one of their Boeing 767-300’s engines at cruise. Flight 5X-209 was flying from Philadelphia, USA to Cologne, Germany. The aircraft registered N344UP was approximately 190 NM west of Shannon, Ireland when the crew made the announcement.
The crew of 3 reported that they had to shut down engine number 2 (the right engine) due to a low oil pressure reading. After declaring an emergency, Air Traffic Control was heard asking if flight 5X-209 would like to descend lower. The pilots were positive and continued.
The 767 made a descent from flight level 330 (33,000 feet) down to flight level 220 (22,000 feet) before making a safe and successful landing at Shannon International Airport.
The aircraft still remains at Shannon Airport.