Cornwall Air Ambulance Back In Air After Grounding

Cornwall Air Ambulance

The Cornwall Air ambulance, which covers Scilly, should be flying again today.

16 Eurocopter EC135 air ambulances around the country have been grounded as a precautionary measure by their operator, Bond Air Services.

It suspended flights after reports of cracks in the rotor blades on some of the aircraft.

The company’s mechanics found the problem during maintenance work at an airport in Gloucestershire at the weekend and reported it to the manufacture.

They advised daily visual checks.

Bond Air Services said it took the decision to resume flights after receiving “a guarantee” from Eurocopter that the EC 135 was safe to fly. RNAS Culdrose has provided cover while the charity has been unable to fly.

The air ambulance responds to an average of 1000 call outs annual.