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Eurocopter, which builds EC135 helicopters, said the decision to ground some of the aircraft fleet was taken by the operator Bond Air Services:
The East Anglian Air Ambulance has now been cleared to fly.
The craft was grounded for a few hours today over safety concerns.
A spokesperson for the Department of Health said that patients should not be affected by the grounding of air ambulances:
The partial suspension of the UK's air ambulance fleet is due to a discovery of a technical fault discovered on one, the Association of Air Ambulances said.
The East Anglian Air Ambulance has been temporarily grounded over safety concerns.
The helicopter is the same model as the craft which crashed into a Glasgow pub earlier this month.
It's one of twenty-two Eurocopters taken out of service by operator Bond, who are investigating problems discovered with a similar helicopter.
Bond Air Services says it has temporarily grounded 38 EC135-model helicopters globally after discovering a "defect" in one of them.