CareFlight air ambulance transfers petrol tank explosion victim
The CareFlight air ambulance has transferred a man injured in a petrol tank explosion in far north Queensland.
CareFlight’s Townsville based Learjet was urgently sent to Cairns Airport to retrieve the patient shortly after 11.30pm last night (Thursday 26 June).
The Cape York man, aged in his sixties, suffered burns to 22 percent of his body and was flown to Brisbane Airport, arriving at 5.30am today.
He was met by road ambulance and transported to the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital in a stable condition.
CareFlight’s air ambulance performs both rapid response and scheduled medical transfers from Townsville and Brisbane Airports.
The medically configured retrieval jets carry a critical care doctor and intensive care flight nurse on-board all flights and can respond to both domestic and international medical evacuations in as little as 60 minutes.
The teams are available to respond to calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week.