Friday 13th December 2013 – 2.30pm – Steve Parry.
West Midlands Ambulance Service can confirm the latest situation with regards the helicopter fleet operated by Midlands Air Ambulance.
Following an inspection by engineers from Bond Air Services, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill airbase in Staffordshire has resumed normal service. Inspections on the two further Midlands Air Ambulances based at Cosford and Strensham are continuing with a view to them returning to normal operation by Sunday.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Safety is our highest priority and we will be guided by the operator of the aircraft.
“Medical crews that would normally have been flying have been responding on land vehicles as they would if inclement weather had stopped the helicopters operating.”