A Delta Air Lines jet with 32 passengers was forced back to Shreveport Regional Airport minutes after takeoff when the pilot shut down an engine because it was shooting sparks, the airline said.

Flight 592 en route to Birmingham, Ala., and Atlanta landed safety Monday night using two of the Boeing 727's three engines. No inuries were reported."Right after he took off, the pilot got an indication of a problem with one of the engines, so he shut it off and returned to the airport," said Jim Lundy, a Delta spokesman in Atlanta. "The pilot was out of the airport for just a few minutes."