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'A number' of helicopters have fuel gauge issue

"A number" of air ambulance and police helicopters from the same fleet as the one that crashed into a Glasgow pub have a problem with their fuel indicators, the firm that owns them has admitted. But a spokesman will not say how many.

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Helicopter operator grounds part of fleet over 'defect'

A company that operates helicopters used by emergency services in the UK has grounded part of its fleet as a precaution after one aircraft experienced an "indication defect".

Bond Air Services operate many helicopters on behalf of emergency services in the UK Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Bond Air Services operates 22 Eurocopter EC135 helicopters in the UK, all of which are covered by this temporary suspension.

The company confirmed to ITV News that it is "conducting functional tests" on each of its EC135 aircraft after they were grounded yesterday.

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