Passengers injured as turbulence strikes flight landing at Sydney Airport

Seven people have been taken to hospital after a flight hit turbulence as it landed at Sydney Airport on Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to the airport at 2.40pm.

A spokesman for NSW Ambulance said three patients were treated for neck pain, one for back pain, one for a laceration to their jaw, another for a wrist injury, and one for a minor head injury.

Two were taken to Prince of Wales Hospital, two to St George Hospital and three to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

All were transported by road.

Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

It is understood the plane involved was China Eastern Airlines flight MU777, an Airbus A330 which had flown from Kunming in south-west China.

The service to Sydney operated for the first time last Thursday.

Several other international flights landed around the time ambulance crews were called, including an Air New Zealand flight from Auckland and an Air China flight from Beijing.