Statement on behalf of the family of Captain Danniel Lyon

1 August 2023

Captain Danniel Lyon

Captain Danniel Lyon was born in Dubbo and joined the Australian Army in 2010.

Captain Lyon deployed in support of the Whakaari/White Island operation in 2019 along with many other operational deployments.

Captain Lyon is a decorated pilot and highly respected troop commander within Army Aviation.

Danniel is a beloved husband, devoted father of two and great mate. Danniel’s smile could brighten even the darkest days. His light shone so brightly we cannot imagine a world without it.

We offer our deepest sympathies to the loved ones of Danniel’s fellow crewmates as we share in their sorrow.

We ask that the media please respect our privacy at this time.

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