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Stunt Woman Sues Over Blast

March 28, 1985

Saying she is through with stunt work for good, 28-year-old Desiree Kerns filed a $10-million suit today against Airwolf Production Co. and Universal City Studios, claiming that their negligence resulted in her being seriously burned during filming of a stunt last Feb. 25.

Kerns said she was told to push a button to trigger a smoke device attached to the underside of a truck in which she was riding on the set of the TV series "Airwolf" at Indian Dunes. Instead, she said, the truck was rigged with an incendiary bomb and when she pushed the button there was a fiery explosion, causing second- and third-degree burns to her face, neck, scalp and arm.

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