Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
Global | By Shelia Dennis

Man dies after vehicles crash on airfield at airport

Man dies after vehicles crash on airfield at airport

ONE man has died and another has been injured after two vehicles crashed on the runway at Heathrow Airport.

The second man involved in the incident was treated for a shoulder injury which has been described as "non-life threatening".

"Another male, aged in his 40s, was taken to a west London hospital with serious injuries. He has since died".

Passengers were removed from a British Airways plane nearby following the incident near Terminal 5.

An employee of London's Heathrow Airport was killed in a "serious accident" between vehicles on the airfield on Wednesday.

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Emergency crews were called to the airfield near Terminal 5 at around 6am this morning following a crash between a Heathrow Airport operations truck and a British Airways vehicle.

"Our deepest condolences go to the family and friends affected by this accident".

"The Health and Safety executive has been informed".

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

No-one has been arrested and officers continue to investigate, Scotland Yard said in a statement.

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The other man, in his 40s, went into cardiac arrest and died despite medics' attempts to resuscitate him.

Heathrow had tweeted earlier that the collision was "not expected to cause any impact on journeys today".

British Airways said: "A number of stands at Terminal 5 are now inaccessible and this is causing some delays. The airfield remains open and we will work to minimise disruption to our passengers' journeys".

The airline apologised to passengers and said it was doing "all we can" to ensure delayed flights depart as soon as possible.

British Airways said the dead man was one of its engineers.

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