(ATLANTA) -- A Delta Air Lines plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Atlanta early Tuesday morning after running into problems with one of its engines.
Flight 1323, bound for Los Angeles, had to return to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport shortly after taking off because its left engine failed.
"About a minute after take off we could feel in the cabin one of the engines conked out because the power just sort of reared back on us," said ABC News producer Burt Rudman, a passenger on the red-eye flight.
Rudman added, "The captain just came out to talk to the passengers to say the left engine had failed right after take off. And she was able to get the plane back on the ground safely."
Once the plane was safely grounded on the tarmac, the passengers on board were evacuated via emergency chutes. Three passengers were injured, likely during the evacuation, according to Delta.
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