Wednesday 20 September 2017

Crashed air ambulance back in service

Sarah Stack

Sarah Stack

AN air ambulance damaged in a crash landing is back in service.

A paramedic and two crew escaped injury when the aircraft was forced to perform a heavy landing near Borisoleigh in Co Tipperary, while en-route to an emergency call two weeks ago.

Defence Minister Alan Shatter said the Emergency Aeromedical Support (EAS) service run by the Air Corps has resumed operations.

The aircraft supports the Health Service Executive clinical care programmes for patents suffering from acute coronary syndrome and stroke.

It began operations earlier in the month and will operate out of Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel.

Air accident investigators launched a probe into the accident.

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