Delta Flight Forced to Make Emergency Landing After Severe Turbulence Injures 3

The plane was traveling from California to Seattle when it was forced to make an emergency stop in Reno due to the severe turbulence

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Delta Airline passengers experienced a terrifying flight on Wednesday after bad turbulence caused a chaotic scene onboard.

Flight 5763, which was being operated by Compass Airlines, was en route to Seattle from Orange County, California when they experienced “severe turbulence” and were forced to make an emergency landing in Nevada, Delta Airlines told PEOPLE in a statement.

Of the 63 passengers and crew on board, only three were taken to a hospital to be treated for their injuries — two of which were passengers, while one was a crew member — after they all safely landed, the Reno-Tahoe International Airport confirmed on Facebook.

At one point, the turbulence got so bad that a flight attendant’s beverage cart flipped over in the aircraft’s aisle, which was captured on film by Twitter user, Joe Justice.

In the clip of the disastrous scene recorded after landing, drinks and personal belongings can be seen scattered down the aisle, while the cart itself remained tipped over and leaned against a passenger’s seat.

“Crazy turbulence and injuries, but the @delta crew handled it perfectly, even the emergency landing,” Justice appreciatively wrote.

The plane, according to Justice, did a mid-air “nose dive twice.”

Following the safe landing in Reno, where customers were able to exit as usual through the main cabin door, Delta said they were working on caring for and supporting their passengers.

Those who were not injured were provided pizza and soda by Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Delta, and SSP America as they waited in a private room for their next flight to the original destination, the Airport said on Facebook.

A spokesperson for the airport also told PEOPLE that they bought a new Under Armour golf shirt for a traveling businessman after his white shirt was covered with coffee and food.

“One passenger even joked to him, ‘Next time, choose club soda,’ which really says a lot about the spirit of the people on the flight,” the spokesperson noted of the “impressive way they handled themselves” after the scary encounter.

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Their safe and efficient landing was lauded by customers, including Justice.

“Again, @delta crew was amazing in this rough situation,” he reiterated on Twitter.

A significant winter storm is currently hitting the area with “strong, potentially damaging winds” and is expected to last until Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

The region has already issued travel warnings, noting that there may be even more “dangerous flying conditions with moderate-extreme turbulence” to come in the next few days.

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