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Gas oven incident causes serious burns

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a 44-year-old woman after an incident involving a gas bottle and an oven at the Kandanga Hotel, approximately 20 kilometres south of Gympie this morning.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to the scene at 11am after the woman tried to light a gas cooking oven. 

She was treated by a LifeFlight Critical Care Doctor and Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) Flight Paramedic for serious facial burns and possible airway damage. 

She was then airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in a stable condition.

2016-17 was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,252 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.

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