Delta Air Lines flight DL5763 from John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana, California to Seattle, Washington had to make an emergency landing in Reno, Nevada after extreme turbulence injured five passengers.
Passengers on the jet say the flight was more like a rollercoaster ride during the afternoon of on Wednesday, 13 February. Some said the aircraft nosed dived twice during the ordeal that lasted several minutes. Images from inside the aircraft show drinks splashed up on the ceiling, panels dislodged and some oxygen masks dangling down. However, that was nothing compared to the mess on the floor with debris and personal belongings strewn throughout the cabin and drinks carts in the middle of the aisle. The crew of the Embraer E175 aircraft being operated by Compass Airlines on behalf of Delta, reported hitting the extreme turbulence at around 34,000 feet and was carrying fifty-nine passengers and four crew. Some passengers took to social media to record their terrifyingly bumpy ride.