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The Dorset and Somerset air ambulances has been cleared to resume normal flights after being grounded on Thursday by the discovery of a technical fault.
Operator Bond Air Services cleared both EC135 aircraft to return to service yesterday.
It is the same model which recently crashed in Glasgow killing 10 people.
The A31 at Sturminster Marshall is partially blocked in both directions with queueing traffic after an accident involving a lorry and a motorbike at the A350 Poole Road (Roundhouse Roundabout).
– Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance spokesperson
At this time Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is currently suspended from flying. After initial investigations a technical fault has been found on the aircraft (G-DORS) and work is now underway to rectify the problem. The Charity is working with Bond Air Services to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.
Patient needs will continue to be our top priority. Our crew will be on hand to attend, and assist if the need arises, via our Rapid Response Vehicle which is located at our airbase on the Dorset and Somerset border.
– Bond Air Services
During normal operations yesterday, one of our EC135 fleet experienced an indication defect that requires further technical investigation.
Therefore as a precautionary measure we have temporarily suspended service operations whilst we undertake detailed diagnosis.
We are now conducting functional tests across each of our EC135 aircraft in order to gather more specific information.
We apologise for the disruption to service.
The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance has been grounded while emergency checks are carried out. The helicopter, which is leased by Bond Aviation in Gloucestershire, is the same model as the craft which crashed into a Glasgow pub earlier this month. All EC-135's have been grounded.
The A350 is closed in both directions with slow traffic due to anaccident between A354 (Blandford Forum) and A31 (Roundhouse Roundabout, Sturminster Marshall).
Ian Axton fronted our coverage of the Christmas lights switch-on in Shaftesbury last night.
'Hovis boy' Carl Barlow returned to the Dorset town for the first time in 40 years since appearing in the famous 1970s TV ad.
The boy who struggled up Shaftesbury's Gold Hill with a baker's bike in the iconic Hovis advert is in the town today to switch on the Christmas lights.
Carl Barlow couldn't resist re-living his part in the advert and pushed a bike up Gold Hill, complete with flat cap and Hovis loaves.
Carl will also plant some snowdrops in the town this afternoon, before switching the Christmas lights on later this evening.