China Eastern flight
Pictures taken on board China Eastern flight from Beijing after air turbulence. Ten were treated form minor injuries at Sydney Airport.

Seven people have been injured when a plane hit turbulence while landing at Sydney's International Airport.

Five passengers and two crew members were taken to hospital after China Eastern flight MU777 from China encountered a shaky landing about 2.45pm on Tuesday.

Three suffered neck injuries, while the others suffered a lacerated jaw, minor head wound, wrist injury and back pain.

"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," China Eastern's general manager for Oceania, Kathy Zhang, told Australian Associated Press.

"We are liaising with the hospitals to monitor the injured passengers and our focus for now is on the wellbeing of all our passengers and crew," she said.

The airline is attempting to contact the families of the injured passengers and has set up a hotline for those concerned.

According to Perth Now, images from inside the plane show staff touching a woman's face as she sits looking paralysed in her seat, her eyes tightly shut. Another shows officials looking nervously around the aircraft, while one picture shows damage to the plane's interior.

Concerned passengers were seen talking inside the airport after they disembarked at Gate 32.

A spokeswoman for Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport told the China Eastern flight was affected by turbulence on landing. The plane arrived from Kunming in southern Yunnan province shortly before 3pm.

The direct Kunming-Sydney route has only been running since October, according to Sydney Airport's website.

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