Air Ambulances Suspended After Suspected Fault

Air Ambulances Suspended After Suspected Fault

Sixteen out of 36 of the UK’s air ambulances have been grounded due to a suspected fault.
Bond Air Services have reportedly grounded all of its EC135 helicopters in the UK.
20 EC135s are used as air ambulances and 20 are used as police helicopters in the UK.
The model of the helicopter is the same as the one which crashed on to a pub roof in Glasgow almost two weeks ago killing nine people.
The company said it made the decision following a problem with another of its EC135s on Wednesday.
Sky News reported that Sources informed them the decision was not taken from a recommendation from the manufacturer but one from the company itself.
It is thought that there is a problem with the fuel gauge.
A statement put out by Bond Air Services on Thursday said:"During normal operations yesterday one of our EC135 fleet has experienced an indication defect that requires further technical investigation.
"Therefore as a precautionary measure we have temporarily suspended service operations whilst we undertake detailed diagnosis. We commenced investigations overnight are continuing this morning and are in close liaison with Eurocopter regarding this investigation."

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