Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Port-a-Potty Explosion Proves Fatal to Australian Airman

This is a follow-up to a story we first reported on 27 July. Sgt. Michael “Mick” Dunn, a 27-year veteran of the Royal Australian Air Force, died in an Australian hospital on Tuesday from injuries sustained in a portable toilet explosion, according to an article in the Stars and Stripes newspaper.

“Sergeant Dunn was highly respected and well-liked by his colleagues,” Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Geoff Brown said in the [news] release. “Those who visited Mick since the accident were all affected by the courage and determination that he showed during his treatment and are extremely saddened by his passing. Our thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues of Sergeant Dunn.”

The incident occurred at Rockhampton Airport, some 300 miles north of the Queensland state capital of Brisbane. Talisman Sabre [an international military/humanitarian exercise] wrapped up at the end of July....

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