Safety fears after copter fault found

By Catriona Webster

Published: 18/12/2013

Helicopter manufacturer Eurocopter has issued a worldwide safety alert after a fault was found in the model of craft that crashed into a pub, killing 10 people.

The company said there was a problem with the fuel indication system on some of its EC135 aircraft, the same type as the police helicopter involved in the Clutha bar tragedy in Glasgow last month.

Operator Bond Air Services temporarily suspended flights of its 22 EC135 helicopters last week after a fuel gauge fault was discovered on an air ambulance in the North West of England.

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