Patient transported from rural outstation to Royal Darwin Hospital after helicotper incident

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CareFlight transported a patient from Tindal airport to Royal Darwin Hospital after an incident on Wednesday morning. Picture: Supplied

CAREFLIGHT has flown a man, 75, from Tindal Airport to Royal Darwin Hospital after a helicopter accident on a rural outstation.

St John Ambulance Territory Duty Manager Craig Garraway said the incident occurred at the Maryfield Station, south of Katherine, before he was flown to Tindal airport.

It is believed the man came into contact with a moving rotor blade while the chopper was grounded.

“We took a call 10.15 this morning for an incident with a helicopter out at Maryfield Station, an outstation on the other side of Katherine,” he said.

“They flew the patient to Tindal in a private helicopter that met CareFlight at Tindal airport and that patient was flown to Darwin and an ambulance met it at Darwin airport and transported it to RDH.”

The patient is in a critical condition.

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