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All-clear for air ambulances

Welsh Air Ambulances, grounded yesterday over safety fears, are expected to return to service today. Manufacturer Eurocopter gave assurances after cracks had been found in a similar model based in Scotland.

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Wales Air Ambulances given all-clear

Wales Air Ambulances grounded over safety fears have been given the all-clear, it's been announced.

Two of Wales' three Air Ambulances had been suspended, along with others UK-wide, after cracks were found on an identical model in Scotland.

Operator Bond Air Services said it took the decision to resume flights after receiving 'an unequivocal guarantee' from manufacturer Eurocopter that it was safe to do so.

But investigation of the problem will continue.

Bond Air Services will resume flight operations at 7am tomorrow, continuing to follow the visual checking process recommended by the manufacturer.

– Bond Air Services spokesperson

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