Grounded chopper gets all-clear to fly

GLASGOW'S air ambulance is back in service after being grounded along with the UK's other 21 EC135 helicopters.

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They were grounded by operator Bond as a precaution after a fuel-gauge fault was detected.

It is the same model that crashed into the Clutha, killing 10 people. The Scottish Ambulance Service's second EC135, based in Inverness, was given the all-clear to resume flying last week.

A spokesman for the service said: "The Glasgow-based air ambulance EC135 helicopter returned to service at 7.15pm on Saturday after being cleared to fly."


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