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Question mark over Air Ambulance future

The Great Western Air Ambulance helicopter was built in the early 1970s and is showing its age Photo:

The ageing helicopter used by the Great Western Air Ambulance needs to be replaced and - unless enough money is raised before new aviation regulations come into effect next year - it could be grounded.

It's cramped inside and can only hold three people with a patient who has to be slid in from the rear
John Christensen GW Air Ambulance Charity "I don't think it's too far away, when we won't be able to use the helicopter we've got now"

Our Bristol Correspondent Richard Payne has been out with the Great Western Air Ambulance to find out how they carry out their life-saving work.

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