Tuesday, 20 February, 2018

1 dead, 1 hurt after vehicles collide at Heathrow Airport

Getty Images Heathrow accident Up to 20 British Airways flights are delayed at Heathrow Getty Images Heathrow accident Up to 20 British Airways flights are delayed at Heathrow
Ellis Copeland | 14 February, 2018, 20:28

The BBC reports passengers on one plane were forced to evacuate after the crash.

Heathrow said the airfield remained open during the incident and it worked "to minimise disruption to passengers' journeys".

One of the vehicles involved in today's accident.

The other man involved in the accident suffered a suspected broken shoulder and was also taken to hospital.

The deceased, aged in his 40s, was taken to a west London hospital but could not be saved, the Metropolitan Police said. He has since died.

It added that the deceased man has yet to be formally identified, but his next of kin had been informed. We await formal identification.

"There have been no arrests".

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The Health and Safety Executive were informed of the incident, but no arrests were made.

Heathrow airport in London was the scene of a tragic death this morning, causing delays of flights at the major hub. We sent an incident response officer, an advanced paramedic, a cycle responder and three ambulance crews. Another man was treated at the scene.

Police said his injury was "not life-threatening or life-changing".

Passengers told Sun Online they were left stranded on boarded planes for more than an hour as an area around several gates was closed.

The majority of the flights delayed this morning were from Terminal 5.

Two airport vehicles collided on the airfield at London's Heathrow Airport on Wednesday, killing a British Airways engineer and injuring another man.

"We will be fully cooperating with the Police in the investigation which will follow".

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