Police helicopters flying with more fuel as precaution

The National Police Air Service have announced that they increasing fuel levels in helicopters as a "precautionary measure" following reports of a technical issue on an aircraft.

Chief Superintendent Ian Whitehouse, National Police Air Service Chief Operating Officer, said:

“In light of the technical issue identified by Bond Air Services, as a precautionary measure, we are increasing fuel levels on all NPAS EC135 aircraft and increasing the minimum level of fuel which pilots are allowed to operate on.

The service refused to comment on any potential links to the investigation into the Glasgow crash which killed ten people.

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