Five Injured by Severe Turbulence on Seattle-Bound Delta Flight

By Anna Breuer on 13 February 2019
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DSC_0505Four passengers and one flight attendant were injured when a Delta flight headed for Seattle hit severe turbulence.

Delta Flight 5763, operated by Compass Airlines, had departed John Wayne Airport in Orange County at 10:30 a..m. PST when it encountered the turbulence Wednesday afternoon. The aircraft diverted to Reno-Tahoe International Airport, where it landed safely.

The aircraft, an Embraer E175, landed around 1 p.m. local time after the crew reported turbulence at 34,000’.

“Crazy turbulence and injuries, but the @delta crew handled it perfectly, even the emergency landing,” said one passenger on Twitter.

Two injured passengers and the injured flight attendant were taken to a local hospital but officials were unable to detail the extent of their injuries. Two other passengers declined medical attention, airport officials said.

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