UPS MD11 at Warsaw on Aug 15th 2019, engine shut down in flight, flames out of engine after landing

Last Update: September 4, 2019 / 13:13:14 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 15, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
UPS

Flight number
5X-4

Destination
Warsaw, Poland

Aircraft Registration
N270UP

ICAO Type Designator
MD11

A UPS McDonnell Douglas MD-11 freigher, registration N270UP performing flight 5X-4 from Cologne (Germany) to Warsaw (Poland) with 3 crew, was on approach to Warsaw when the crew reported they had performed a precautionary shut down of the #2 engine (PW4460, tail mounted) due to an engine fire warning. The crew advised they requested emergency services on arrival, they would stop on the runway to have the engine checked. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 33. Emergency services checked the engine, the aircraft vacated the runway and was taxiing towards the stand with emergency services in trail, when flames became visible out the outlet of the engine. The aircraft stopped, emergency services extinguished the flames.

The occurrence aircraft was still on the ground in Warsaw about 15.5 hours after landing.

On Sep 4th 2019 the NTSB reported they have appointed an accredited representative as state of manufacture of the engines to assist the investigation by Polish Authorities. The NTSB reported during cruise the #2 engine (tail mounted) experienced fluctuations and eventually flamed out. After landing at destination flames and smoke were seen coming from the #2 engine, emergency services were dispatched and applied fire suppression to the #2 engine.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N270UP
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Aircraft Model / Type
MD-11F
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
MD11
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 15, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
UPS

Flight number
5X-4

Destination
Warsaw, Poland

Aircraft Registration
N270UP

ICAO Type Designator
MD11

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