Seven hurt in China Eastern turbulence
Steve Creedy -editor
29 Nov 2016
Minor injuries send passengers to hospital.
Seven people were taken to hospital after sustaining injuries on a China Eastern jet approaching Sydney Airport hit turbulence on Tuesday afternoon.
Flight MU777 from Kunming in South-west China was operating a new service to Sydney Airport which launched last week . Reports suggested that about 10 people were initially treated by paramedics at the airport gate .
Sydney Airport tweeted that emergency services were on site to treat the passengers after the flight encountered turbulence upon landing.
A NSW Ambulance spokesman described the injuries as minor with three patients treated for neck pain, one for back pain, one for a jaw laceration, one for a wrist injury and another for minor head injury.
All seven were taken to Sydney hospitals.
ABC radio reported that some passengers may not have had their seat belts fastened.