BA en­gi­neer dies after two ve­hi­cles col­lide on taxi­way at Heathrow

The Guardian - - NATIONAL - Ha­roon Sid­dique

A man has died after a col­li­sion be­tween two ve­hi­cles at Heathrow.

Po­lice were called to the air­port at 6am yes­ter­day after the ve­hi­cles crashed on the taxi­way. The man, a Bri­tish Air­ways en­gi­neer in his 40s, suf­fered se­ri­ous in­juries and was taken to a west Lon­don hospi­tal, where he later died. His next of kin have been in­formed but for­mal iden­ti­fi­ca­tion has yet to take place, po­lice said.

An­other man is be­lieved to have suf­fered a bro­ken shoul­der.

The Met said it was in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent but no ar­rests had been made. The Health and Safety Ex­ec­u­tive has also been in­formed.

An air­port spokes­woman said: “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 BA spokes­woman said: “We are deeply sad­dened by this tragic in­ci­dent and are of­fer­ing our full care and sup­port to his fam­ily and col­leagues.”

Sev­eral air­craft pre­par­ing to take off were held on the ground after the col­li­sion near Ter­mi­nal 5. At least 20 BA flights failed to meet their sched­uled de­par­ture time. The BA spokes­woman said the air­line had apol­o­gised to cus­tomers for the de­lay of a small num­ber of flights yes­ter­day.

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