One man dead after ‘Serious Accident’ at Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport
Heathrow Airport

One man has died in what has been described as a “serious accident” shortly after 6 am this morning at Heathrow Airport.

The Emergency services rushed to the incident which involved a Heathrow Airport operations vehicle and a British Airways Kangoo van.

Two members of staff were injured in the incident with a 40-year old man rushed to a west London hospital. Paramedics attended and attempted to resuscitate the man at the scene and on the way to the hospital but the Met Police confirmed that the man, who was a British Airways engineer, had not survived the accident.

In a statement, Heathrow Airport said “We are dealing with a serious accident involving two vehicles on the airfield.

“We are working closely with the emergency services and updates will follow. The airfield remains open and we will work to minimise disruption to our passengers’ journeys.”

According to British Airways, the main user of Terminal 5, a number of stands are inaccessible due to the incident.

A spokesperson for the Met Police said: “We were called at 6.06am on Wednesday following a collision between two airport vehicles on the taxiway at Heathrow Airport. 

“Officers attended with London Ambulance Service colleagues. One male was treated for non-life threatening or life-changing injuries. Another male, aged in his 40s, has been taken to a west London hospital. 

“There have been no arrests. The Health and Safety Executive has been informed.”


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