Belgian Police grounded by budget issues?

Belgian Police grounded by budget issues?

4-Nov-2012 Source:

Multiple media oulets, including the La Dernière Heure website, have filed a story in recent days saying that the helicopters of the Belgian Federal Police are grounded by budgetary issues.  The problem reportedly covers the refuelling of the helicopters at airfields where a fuel card would be used – and the fuel card has no credit.

Police have responded by saying that they can still refuel at military establishments, where they have six months credit, taking them through to the 2013 budget year.  When asked why there was no aerial support for a shooting incident in Anderlecht on Thursday, the Police said that there was no helicopter available in an

The Belgian Federal Police fly two MD520N and four MD Explorers.

Jeremy Parkin –

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