Seven injured after flight hits severe turbulence

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Seven injured after flight hits severe turbulence

Seven people have been taken to hospital after the mid-flight turbulence (Picture: Nine News Sydney)

Seven passengers have been taken to hospital after their flight hit severe turbulence on its way to Sydney.

Emergency services were in place as the China Eastern Airlines flight, which was travelling from Kunming, landed at the airport in Australia on Tuesday afternoon.

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Passengers were taken to several hospitals in the city with injuries including neck pain, back pain, jaw laceration, wrist injury and a minor head injury.

A spokesman for New South Wales Ambulance told the Sydney Morning Herald that none of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening.

One passenger, Jack Chen, told Seven News: ‘Before the landing there was terrible turbulence, and some passengers [were] without their seatbelt and their head hitting the top of the aeroplane.

‘You [could] see the cabin was broken. It was terrible.’

China Eastern’s general manager for Oceania, Kathy Zhang. told News.com.au: ‘The safety of our passengers is our primary concern and we have confirmed that all of the affected passengers are in a stable condition having received treatment for their injuries.

‘We are liaising with the hospitals to monitor the injured passengers and our focus for now is on the well-being of all our passengers and crew.’