Delta flight bound for LAX makes emergency landing - CBS46 News

Delta flight bound for LAX makes emergency landing at Atlanta airport

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Mark Melvin/CBS Atlanta Mark Melvin/CBS Atlanta

A Delta Airlines flight heading for Los Angeles was forced to return to the airport because of engine problems.

The Boeing 757 took off from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport at 11:20 p.m. Monday when the crew noticed the problem, a spokeswoman for Delta said.

Joseph Nguyen, a passenger on the flight said that he became nervous shortly after takeoff.

"We were not climbing very fast. The TVs turned off and then we get an announcement that we're going back to the airport," Nguyen said.

Other passengers saw something that made them nervous, Nguyen said.

"Some people on the left side of the plane saw a flash shortly after takeoff. As soon as we were on the tarmac, they got us the plane. Fire trucks came out and sprayed the engine," Nguyen said.

Delta would not confirm if there was a flash or a fire.

The plane, with 174 passengers, landed safely.

The spokeswoman said that three passengers suffered minor injuries as they headed down the plane's emergency slide.

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