BA engineer dies after two vehicles collide on taxiway at Heathrow
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.