BREAKING NEWS: Delta flight makes emergency landing after severe turbulence injures 5
- Delta Airlines flight 5763 experienced severe turbulance Wednesday
- It was forced to make an emergency landing in Reno Nevada after five passengers were injured
- The flight was heading to Seattle, Washington from Santa Ana, California
- Three of the injured passengers were taken to the hospital
- The National Weather Service has warned of dangerous flying conditions over the Sierra Mountains over the next few days
Five people are injured after a Delta Airlines flight experienced severe turbulence and was forced to make an emergency landing.
Flight 5763 was heading to Seattle, Washington from Santa Ana, California Wednesday when the turbulence led to the plane landing in Reno, Nevada.
Three of the injured passengers were taken to a local hospital, according to Reno-Tahoe International Airport spokesperson Brian Kulpi.
A video was posted on a Twitter from a passenger inside the aircraft showing frazzled passengers as items thrown in the aisle.
‘Crazy turbulence and injuries, but the @delta crew handled it perfectly, even the emergency landing,’ the passenger Joe Justice wrote.
The flight was being operated by compass Airlines and had 59 passenegrs and four crewmembers on board.
‘We apologize for this experience as we get customers to Seattle,’ the airline said in a statement.
The National Weather Service has warned pilots of ‘downright dangerous flying conditions with extreme turbulence’
‘This is a particularly dangerous situation for aviation in the lee of the Sierra over the next few days,’ the weather service said.