A car's passenger was badly burned after an explosion caused a fire while traveling near Larrimah yesterday.
The woman, believed to be in her 60s, was airlifted to Royal Darwin Hospital in a serious condition after the incident about 1.30pm.
Mataranka Clinic staff drove to meet the woman and were first to arrive at the scene to assess and treat her burns.
Clinic staff transported the patient by road ambulance to Daly Waters to meet CareFlight's clinical team.
CareFlight, operating the Top End Medical Retrieval Service on behalf of the Northern Territory Government, sent a fixed wing King Air from Darwin, landing at Daly Waters airstrip where they provided further treatment.
The woman was transferred to the aircraft and transported to Royal Darwin Hospital in a serious condition.
CareFlight responded to multiple missions yesterday, treating and transporting more than 15 seriously ill and injured Territorians across the Top End.
Shortly after the Larrimah fire, CareFlight was tasked to Kiana Station to treat a young man suffering suspected limb and head injuries.
The man, in his 20s, was working on the station when he was thrown off the motorbike he was riding.
The man was found by colleagues who were quick to respond and assess his injuries, transferring him into a helicopter and flying him to Macarthur River Mine to meet the CareFlight clinical team.
CareFlight tasked a King Air plane to fly directly to Macarthur River Mine airstrip to meet the patient for the transfer to Royal Darwin Hospital. The man is in a stable condition.
CareFlight would like to thank Mataranka Clinic staff for their quick response, and the teams at Daly Waters and Macarthur River Mine for their invaluable help in these missions.
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