Wednesday, 14 February 2018

BA engineer dies at Heathrow after taxiway crash

An airside crash at London's Heathrow Airport between two vehicles has caused the death of a British Airways engineer, its been confirmed this afternoon.  

The British Airways employee died after the two vehicles collided on a taxiway at the airport at around 6am this morning. 

The man, in his 40s, suffered a cardiac arrest at the scene and died, despite attempts to save him, both at the airport and on the way to a local hospital.  A second man involved in the crash has also been taken to hospital with a suspected broken shoulder.

A number of British Airways flights were delayed by the crash yet terminal five and the airport remained open during the incident.  

Passengers on one plane were forced to disembark after the accident happened according to a Heathrow Airport spokesperson.  "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."

A spokesperson for British Airways commented, "We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident and are offering our full care and support to his family and colleagues."

The Health and Safety Executive has been informed and as yet there have been no arrests according to the Metropolitan Police.  

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