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Air ambulances cleared to fly again in Norfolk and Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 08:23 09 May 2012

The air ambulance has been sent to the scene of the accident.

The air ambulance has been sent to the scene of the accident.

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Two air ambulances grounded over safety fears have been cleared to fly again this morning (Wednesday).

The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA), which has its headquarters at Norwich Airport, took the precautionary measure to stop using two Eurocopter 135s while it sought advice from the manufacturer.

It followed reports that three similar helicopters had developed cracks below the rotor blade.

As of 7am this morning, the air ambulances have been able begin flying again in Norfolk and Suffolk.

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