A 70-YEAR-OLD man was airlifted to hospital on Thursday evening after suffering burns in Wallabadah.
The man was working on a motor vehicle when he was seriously injured and was transported to Tamworth hospital by road ambulance.
From there, the man was stabilised by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew before being flown to the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney for specialist burns treatment.
An Ambulance NSW spokesperson confirmed the man was treated at the scene for burns to his neck, face, arms and chest.
"The patient was also treated for potential burns to his throat and airway," the spokesperson said.
"The patient was transported from the scene in a serious condition."
Thursday's incident began a busy period for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter service, which was also called for an urgent patient transfer on Friday morning.
An 82-year-old woman was airlifted from Armidale hospital to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, for specialist medical treatment.
The Leader understands the woman had suffered a stroke.