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Ambulances return to the skies

Eurocopter EC 135 helicopters were grounded over safety fears Photo: Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance

Air ambulances in our region have been cleared to fly again after they were grounded over fears the aircraft could be unsafe.

Dorset and the Thames Valley and Chiltern services were suspended after concerns of possible cracks in their engine's air hubs.

Bond Air Services, which supplies helicopters to the air ambulance associations covering England, Scotland and Wales, withdrew all 22 of its helicopters after cracks were discovered in the rotor hub of a helicopter operating in Scotland.

After checks, it's now been found these fleets are safe to fly.