Burnt RAAF man's family hold hope

BREAKING: THE family of Sergeant Mick Dunn, the Royal Australian Air Force member injured in Monday’s explosion at Rockhampton Airport, this afternoon said he was in a very serious condition.

“We are not giving up hope of a good recovery,” the family said in a statement issued through the Department of Defence.

They said they were grateful for the messages of support from family, friends and the community after the incident.

Sgt Dunn suffered third-degree burns to 40% of his body, including his head, face, arms, chest and airways, during an explosion in a portaloo at the airport.

“We’re particularly grateful for the efforts of the dedicated staff in the Burns Unit who are doing their very best for Mick.”

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but the Department of Defence told The Morning Bulletin on Wednesday that it was believed the man had been exposed to a fuel spill which contributed to the ignition.


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