Man suf­fers burns

The Dominion Post - - News -

An avi­a­tion worker who suf­fered burns in an ap­par­ent re­fu­elling ac­ci­dent at a Hawke’s Bay aero­drome has been trans­ferred to Hutt Hos­pi­tal for spe­cial­ist treat­ment. The man, aged in his 50s, burnt his hands on Tues­day when fire broke out at a hangar at the Hast­ings Aero­drome. The worker had been ‘‘de-fu­elling’’ an air­craft in the hangar when a fuel con­tainer caught fire. It was un­clear what caused the fire, but the man was badly burnt carrying the con­tainer out­side – a move likely to have saved the hangar and the planes and he­li­copters it housed. A Hutt Hos­pi­tal spokes­woman said he was in a sta­ble con­di­tion.

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