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2 Vehicles crash at Heathrow Airport killing engineer

 

A British Airways aircraft engineer has died after two vehicles crashed in a “serious accident” on the airfield at London’s Heathrow Airport.

The collision took place near the “B” gates of Terminal 5, used by BA.

The man, in his 40s, was taken to hospital in west London after going into cardiac arrest but later died, according to police and paramedics.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police’s serious collision investigation unit are investigating and the Health and Safety Executive has been informed, the force said.

A Heathrow spokesman said: “We can confirm that following a serious accident involving two vehicles on our airfield, an airport colleague has passed away.

 

“Our deepest condolences go to the family and friends affected by this accident. We will be fully cooperating with the police in the investigation which will follow.”

British Airways said: “We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident and are offering our full care and support to his family and colleagues.”

The Met said the other man was thought to have suffered a broken shoulder in the crash, shortly after 6am, but his injuries were not life-threatening or life-changing.

No arrests have been made, it said.

London Fire Brigade said it had been called to release two people who were trapped in the vehicles following the crash.

At least 20 British Airways flights from Terminal 5 were delayed and passengers were ordered to leave an aircraft which was unable to take off because of the incident.

The airport was not closed as a result of the accident and no passengers were involved.

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