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Seven injured by turbulence as Chinese flight approaches Sydney

Five passengers and two crew members were taken to hospital after China East Airlines flight landed in Australia.

Sydney International Airport is seen in a file photo. Seven people were taken to hospital after a Chinese airline hit sudden turbulence while landing in Australia.

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Sydney International Airport is seen in a file photo. Seven people were taken to hospital after a Chinese airline hit sudden turbulence while landing in Australia.

SYDNEY, Australia — Seven people were injured when a Chinese airliner struck turbulence as it approached Sydney airport on Tuesday, officials said.

Five passengers and two crew members were taken to a hospital after China Eastern Airlines Flight 777 from Kunming, China, landed, airline general manager Kathy Zhang said.

All were in stable conditions, she said.

Three complained of neck pain and the others suffered back pain, a minor head injury, a jaw laceration and a broken wrist, Ambulance Service regional manager Ryan Lovett said.

Passengers were moving about the Airbus A330 when it suddenly plunged, flinging several to the ceiling, Lovett said.