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Grounded air ambulances can fly again

Air ambulances grounded over safety fears have been given permission to fly again.

Flights of 22 Eurocopter EC 135 helicopters, including 16 air ambulances, were suspended as a precaution by operator Bond Air Services following the discovery of a fault in an air ambulance in Scotland last month.

A crack was discovered on the main rotor hub, prompting a safety warning by the European Aviation Safety Agency (Easa).

But Bond said tonight that after discussions with manufacturer Eurocopter, flights would resume at 7am tomorrow.