Air Ambulance Operational in Dorset after Near 72 Hour Stand Down
9:44am 16th December 2013
The Dorset Air Ambulance is flying again.
The helicopter was grounded on Thursday (12th December) after Bond Services who make the model of chopper discovered a technical fault in one of their UK fleet.
It was a problem with the fuel gauge which they say has now been fixed.
The EC135 is the same model as the one that crashed over a pub in Glasgow, killing 10 people, last month.
Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance announced yesterday morning (Sunday 15th December) that their chopper was operational again after a near 72 hour stand down.
The charity had to use helicopters from their sister services cross county for emergency coverage during the temporary grounding.