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Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance helicopters grounded
9:11am Friday 13th December 2013 in News
DORSET and Somerset Air Ambulance is suspended from flying - and it is not yet known for how long.
After initial investigations a technical fault has been found on the Bond Air Services EC135s aircraft (G-DORS) and work is now underway to rectify the problem.
A spokesperson said: "The charity is working with Bond Air Services to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.
"We are unaware at this stage of the timescales involved but are reassured that Bond Air Services are working with Eurocopter to identify the resources required to rectify the defect.
"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.
"Assistance will also be met by support from our neighbouring air ambulances and ambulance services. This also extends to the coordinated use of other assets such as Police and Search and Rescue aircraft."
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