Delta Airlines flight makes emergency landing after chaotic turbulence


A Delta Air Lines flight from Southern California to Seattle was forced to make an emergency landing after hitting “severe turbulence” that caused a chaotic scene on board and sent three people to the hospital.

Fox News said flight 5763, which was operated by regional airline Compass Airlines, had left from Orange County on Wednesday with 59 passengers and four crew on board, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported.

The turbulence became so bad midway through the flight it caused a flight attendant’s beverage cart to flip in the aisle and dislodge its shelves and contents, according to Joe Justice, a passenger on board.

Dave Macias, another passenger, said, “We just saw the drink cart go up in the air. The flight attendant was tossed around like a rag doll. It was wild.”

Mr Justice posted a video of the chaotic scene after the plane made an emergency landing in Reno, Nevada. The video shows the flipped beverage cart along with passengers’ items in disarray.

Mr Justice said the plane “did a nosedive twice” but commended the crew for handling the situation “perfectly, even the emergency landing”.

Five passengers sustained unspecified injuries, three of whom were treated at a hospital, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported.

The non-injured passengers were treated to pizza and soft drink while waiting for the next flight, the Reno-Tahoe International Airport said in a statement.

Delta later released a statement apologising for the incident and promising to get the passengers safely to their destination.

The National Weather Service in Reno had warned earlier of major winter storms “bringing area-wide heavy rain, snow, and strong winds”.

This article originally appeared on Fox News and was reproduced with permission





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