Three hospitalised after severe turbulence on flight

Several passengers were injured when turbulence hit a Seattle-bound flight from Orange County, California, forcing an emergency landing in Reno, Nevada, on Wednesday.

Passenger Joe Justice of Seattle filmed the aftermath onboard Delta Flight 5763. The video shows a refreshments trolley tipped over and food items scattered on the floor.

"Crazy turbulence and injuries, but the @delta crew handled it perfectly, even the emergency landing," Justice wrote on Twitter.

"We did a nose dive, twice," he added.

Passenger Dave Macias wrote on Instagram after the flight: "I've been on a lot of flights over the last year and a half and this was by far the wildest flight I've ever been on."

"Thanks @delta and @#renoairport for making the best out of a horrible situation and getting us squared away as quick as possible."

Three of the injured passengers were taken to hospital and their condition was not immediately know, according to Reno-Tahoe International Airport spokesperson Brian Kulpin.

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