Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Man dies in Heathrow Airport airfield crash

Man dies in Heathrow Airport airfield crash

The Telegraph reports two vehicles collided on the airfield early Wednesday morning at the London global airport's Terminal 5.

One man, aged in his 40s, was taken to a west London hospital and has since died.

British Airways reported delays to "a small number of our flights".

It says two men were treated for injuries.

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

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. We await formal identification", the police said. Officers attended with London Ambulance Service colleagues.

Police said his injury was "not life-threatening or life-changing".

It added that the deceased man has yet to be formally identified, but his next of kin had been informed. A post-mortem will be scheduled in due course.

No-one has been arrested and officers continue to investigate, Scotland Yard said in a statement.

The Health and Safety Executive has been informed and there have been no arrests, the Met Police said.

Another 20 British Airways flights were delayed, affecting hundreds of travelers. "The airfield remains open and we will work to minimise disruption to our passengers' journeys". "We are doing all we can to ensure they will be able to depart as soon as possible", she added.

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