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Lucky few get guided tour of air ambulance after emergency call out is cancelled

PUBLISHED: 12:33 18 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:22 18 July 2018

A crew from the East Anglian Air Ambulance landed in Dereham before being stood down from the emergency. Picture: IVOR LININGTON (ivor.linington@gmail.com)

A crew from the East Anglian Air Ambulance landed in Dereham before being stood down from the emergency. Picture: IVOR LININGTON (ivor.linington@gmail.com)

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A photographer from mid-Norfolk captured a rare sight in Dereham after a crew from the region’s air ambulance arrived in the market town.

A crew from the East Anglian Air Ambulance landed in Dereham before being stood down from the emergency. Picture: IVOR LININGTON (ivor.linington@gmail.com)A crew from the East Anglian Air Ambulance landed in Dereham before being stood down from the emergency. Picture: IVOR LININGTON (ivor.linington@gmail.com)

Residents and visitors were quick to notice the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) helicopter when it landed in the Homebase car park, off Yaxham Road, on the afternoon of Monday July 16.

Although called to attend to a patient, it was stood down on arrival. But pilots Rosh Jaypalan and Rob Gleave were in no rush to leave and invited locals to a rare glimpse up close.

Local photographer Ivor Linington was lucky enough to grab some shots of the aircraft before it took off again.

Taking to social media, he posted on the Dereham Community Notice Board group on Facebook: “Just had the pleasure of seeing the East Anglian Air Ambulance land at Homebase carpark in Dereham.

A crew from the East Anglian Air Ambulance landed in Dereham before being stood down from the emergency. Picture: IVOR LININGTON (ivor.linington@gmail.com)A crew from the East Anglian Air Ambulance landed in Dereham before being stood down from the emergency. Picture: IVOR LININGTON (ivor.linington@gmail.com)

“Thankfully no casualties were taken on board, so the crew allowed the public a close look. Well done Rosh and Rob, real gentlemen, wonderful public relations, smiling faces in the emergency services. We salute you!”

It is believed that the crew were originally called to treat a man with breathing difficulties and he was later transported by ambulance to hospital.

A crew from the East Anglian Air Ambulance landed in Dereham before being stood down from the emergency. Picture: IVOR LININGTON (ivor.linington@gmail.com)A crew from the East Anglian Air Ambulance landed in Dereham before being stood down from the emergency. Picture: IVOR LININGTON (ivor.linington@gmail.com)

A crew from the East Anglian Air Ambulance landed in Dereham before being stood down from the emergency. Picture: IVOR LININGTON (ivor.linington@gmail.com)A crew from the East Anglian Air Ambulance landed in Dereham before being stood down from the emergency. Picture: IVOR LININGTON (ivor.linington@gmail.com)

A crew from the East Anglian Air Ambulance landed in Dereham before being stood down from the emergency. Picture: IVOR LININGTON (ivor.linington@gmail.com)A crew from the East Anglian Air Ambulance landed in Dereham before being stood down from the emergency. Picture: IVOR LININGTON (ivor.linington@gmail.com)

A crew from the East Anglian Air Ambulance landed in Dereham before being stood down from the emergency. Picture: IVOR LININGTON (ivor.linington@gmail.com)A crew from the East Anglian Air Ambulance landed in Dereham before being stood down from the emergency. Picture: IVOR LININGTON (ivor.linington@gmail.com)

A crew from the East Anglian Air Ambulance landed in Dereham before being stood down from the emergency. Picture: IVOR LININGTON (ivor.linington@gmail.com)A crew from the East Anglian Air Ambulance landed in Dereham before being stood down from the emergency. Picture: IVOR LININGTON (ivor.linington@gmail.com)

A crew from the East Anglian Air Ambulance landed in Dereham before being stood down from the emergency. Picture: IVOR LININGTON (ivor.linington@gmail.com)A crew from the East Anglian Air Ambulance landed in Dereham before being stood down from the emergency. Picture: IVOR LININGTON (ivor.linington@gmail.com)

A crew from the East Anglian Air Ambulance landed in Dereham before being stood down from the emergency. Picture: IVOR LININGTON (ivor.linington@gmail.com)A crew from the East Anglian Air Ambulance landed in Dereham before being stood down from the emergency. Picture: IVOR LININGTON (ivor.linington@gmail.com)

A crew from the East Anglian Air Ambulance landed in Dereham before being stood down from the emergency. Picture: IVOR LININGTON (ivor.linington@gmail.com)A crew from the East Anglian Air Ambulance landed in Dereham before being stood down from the emergency. Picture: IVOR LININGTON (ivor.linington@gmail.com)

A crew from the East Anglian Air Ambulance landed in Dereham before being stood down from the emergency. Picture: IVOR LININGTON (ivor.linington@gmail.com)A crew from the East Anglian Air Ambulance landed in Dereham before being stood down from the emergency. Picture: IVOR LININGTON (ivor.linington@gmail.com)

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