Delta Air Lines flight 5763 makes an emergency landing after Extreme turbulence injures 5 people
Delta Airline Flight 5763 passengers experienced a terrifying flight after bad turbulence caused a chaotic scene onboard.
Five people were injured when a Delta Air Lines flight experienced severe turbulence and was forced to make an emergency landing.
Flight 5763 was headed to Seattle, Washington, from Santa Ana, California, Wednesday when crew reported the frightening turbulence at 34,000ft, which led to the twin-jet landing in Reno, Nevada, around 1pm.
Three of the injured passengers were taken to a local hospital and their condition was not immediately know, according to Reno-Tahoe International Airport spokesperson Brian Kulpin.
A video posted to Twitter from a man inside the aircraft shows frazzled passengers after the landing. A beverage cart is seen on its side in the aisle, liquid splattered on the ceiling and personal items scattered throughout the cabin.
‘Crazy turbulence and injuries, but the @delta crew handled it perfectly, even the emergency landing,’ passenger Joe Justice wrote on Twitter.
‘We did a nose dive, twice,’ he added.
The flight was being operated by Compass Airlines and had 59 passengers and four crew members on board.
The National Weather Service had warned pilots of ‘downright dangerous flying conditions with moderate to extreme turbulence’.