Seven hurt in China Eastern turbulence

by Steve Creedy -editor
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November 29, 2016
China Eastern A330

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.