- Delta Air Lines flight 5763 experienced severe turbulence Wednesday afternoon
- It was forced to make an emergency landing in Reno, Nevada, after five passengers were injured when frightening turbulence hit at 34,000ft
- The flight was headed to Seattle, Washington, from Santa Ana, California
- Three of the injured passengers were taken to the hospital
- The National Weather Service had warned of dangerous flying conditions over the Sierra Nevada over the next few days
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.