Passengers injured after plane hits turbulence while landing in Sydney

UPDATE 3:30PM AEST | SEVEN people are being transported to hospital with various injuries after the plane they were on encountered severe turbulence while coming in to land at Sydney International Airport.

The China Eastern Airlines flight landed at the airport just before 3pm Sydney time. Three passengers have neck injuries, one has a back injury, one a laceration to their jaw and another a minor head injury.

Ten Eyewitness News reporter Shannon Carr said the injured patients have been taken to various hospitals across the city, including the Royal Prince Alfred and Prince of Wales hospital.


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UPDATE 2:40PM AEST | PARAMEDICS have confirmed they are treating 10 passengers for minor injuries following a turbulent landing at Sydney Airport.

As many as five will be transported to hospital for further treatment, according to Ten Eyewitness News.

Multiple ambulances were called to Gate 32 at the airport where the injured passengers had gathered.

UPDATE 2:30PM AEST | SEVERAL people are being transported to hospital after the plane they were on struck severe turbulence while landing at Sydney International Airport.

Paramedics are on the scene, assessing a number of injured passengers. Ten Eyewitness News reporter Shannon Carr said five people will be taken to hospital. The extent of their injuries remains unclear.

It is still not known what airline is involved.

EARLIER: A FLEET of ambulances are rushing to Sydney Airport where several passengers are injured after the plane they were on hit severe turbulence while coming in to land.

Early reports suggest the incident occurred on an international flight which landed at the airport just before 3pm AEDT.

As many as 10 passengers are thought to be injured but to what extent remains unclear at this stage.

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