DL Emergency Landing @ ATL DL1323 ATL-LAX 6/2

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  1. NYBanker
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    Sounds like a few injuries (presumably in a hurried exit), but nothing major. There have been a few of these around the world in the last 48 hours!


    A Los Angeles-bound Delta Air Lines Boeing 757 returned to Atlanta for an emergency landing shortly after takeoff because of an "engine issue," CNNreports.
    WXIA-TV of Atlanta writes "Flight 1323 landed safely but three passengers were injured as they exited the Boeing 757 using the evacuation slides, according to Delta spokeswoman Chris Singley. They were transported to hospitals here for minor injuries."
    The flight left Atlanta around 11:50 p.m. ET Monday night and returned shortly after midnight.
    Several of the news stations reporting on the story talked to passengers who were on the flight.
    "We were not climbing very fast. The TVs turned off and then we get an announcement that we're going back to the airport," Joseph Nguyen, a Flight 1323 passenger, says to CBS Atlanta.
    "Some people on the left side of the plane saw a flash shortly after takeoff," Nguyen adds. "As soon as we were on the tarmac, they got us (off) the plane. Fire trucks came out and sprayed the engine."
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