Update on MAA fleet grounded


Thursday 12th December 2013 – 4.30pm – Claire Brown.

West Midlands Ambulance Service can confirm that one of the three helicopters operated by Midlands Air Ambulance and grounded by their operator Bond Air Services earlier today, is now clear for flight.

Following an inspection by Bond engineers, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill airbase in Staffordshire will resume normal service in the morning. Inspections on the two further Midlands Air Ambulances based at Cosford and Strensham are continuing with a view to them returning to normal operation tomorrow.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Clearly safety is our number one priority and will be guided by the operator of the aircraft.

“The crews that would have been flying today have been responding on land vehicles as they would if the weather had stopped the helicopters flying.”



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