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Air Ambulance Operational in Dorset after Near 72 Hour Stand Down

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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.

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