Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019

A British Airways engineer dies after crash between two vehicles on the Tarmac at London Heathrow


One of the two vehicles involved in the accidentOne of the two vehicles involved in the accident -  A British Airways engineer was killed after two vehicles collided at the airport at Heathrow Airport this morning.

The victim, aged 40 yo, suffered a heart attack after an accident at Tarmac near Terminal Lima at 6 am. The paramedics tried to resuscitate him at the scene and on the way to the hospital but unfortunately he died.

Another driver, who was treated at the scene, suffered a broken shoulder.

Scotland Yard said that there was no arrest, but the Health and Safety Executive has been notified.

It also caused hundreds of passengers must be evacuated from a plane following an incident between two operational vehicles, with thousands more delaying until two hours because the disruption struck more than 25 flights.

A BA spokesman said: "We are very saddened by this tragic incident and we offer full care and support to families and victims."

Kevin Fitzgibbon, from Wokingham, Berkshire, said, "It was a sad day at work today and we had to lose one of our engineering colleagues this morning after he collapsed on T5 Heathrow road."

An Alastair passenger named MacLeod said: "I rode through B48 at about 6:40 am. We went up, waited, and then the captain gave a series of apologies and we had to postpone further announcements."

A police spokesman said: 'The police were called at 6.06 am on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 after a collision occurred between two airport vehicles on a taxiway at Heathrow Airport. A man in his 40s, was taken to a hospital in west London with serious injuries. He has died ".



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