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A Delta Air Lines flight en route from California to Washington was forced to make an emergency landing in Reno, Nevada, on Wednesday after five passengers were injured due to severe turbulence.

The flight touched down in Reno about 1:30 PST, according to Reno-Tahoe International Airport spokesperson Brian Kulpin.

Kulpin said three of the injured passengers were transported to a local hospital.

A twitter post from a passenger said the flight encountered "crazy turbulence and injuries."

A strong winter storm is impacting the region and the National Weather Service in Reno has warned aviators that periods of "downright dangerous flying conditions with extreme turbulence" could exist.