Five Injured On Delta Flight


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Five passengers were injured on Delta Flight 5763 when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence en route from John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, California, to Washington’s Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) on Wednesday. The Embraer ERJ 175 diverted to Reno, Nevada, where it landed safely at Reno-Tahoe (RNO) at approximately 1:30 p.m. PST. The flight had 59 passengers and 4 crew members on board.

Officials at RNO said that three of the five people injured on the flight were transported to local hospitals upon arrival with unspecified injuries. It has also been reported that the two passengers and one flight attendant who were hospitalized were all conscious when they exited the aircraft. Passengers reported that the aircraft did several “nosedives” and at least one food cart was overturned.

Flight 5763 was flown by Compass Airlines operating as Delta Connection. According to a statement from Compass, customers will be refunded and were given seats on an alternate flight to Seattle later Wednesday evening. Passengers were also provided with food and a private room while they waited.