Pacific

7 injured by turbulence as China airliner approaches Sydney

Officials say seven people were injured when a Chinese airliner hit turbulence at it approached Sydney airport.

China Eastern Airlines general manager Kathy Zhang said five passengers and two crew members were taken to a hospital after Flight 777 from Kunming in China landed Tuesday. She said all are in stable condition.

The Ambulance Service said in a statement that three complained of neck pain and the others suffered back pain, a minor head injury, a jaw laceration and a wrist injury.