United Kingdom: 2 hurt in 'vehicle accident' at Heathrow Airport

United Kingdom: 2 hurt in 'vehicle accident' at Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport confirmed: 'We are dealing with a serious accident involving two vehicles on the airfield.

Officials said one of the workers, a man in his 40s, died at a West London hospital.

Hundreds of peoples were stuck on planes stalled on the tarmac, as more than 20 flights, mostly out of Terminal 5, were delayed, the Telegraph reported.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Police were called at 06:06hrs on Wednesday, 14 February following a collision between two airport vehicles on the taxiway at Heathrow Airport. We will be fully cooperating with the police in the investigation which will follow", a Heathrow spokesperson told the BBC.

The other man, in his 40s, went into cardiac arrest and died despite medics' attempts to resuscitate him.

It added that the deceased man has yet to be formally identified, but his next of kin had been informed.

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The airport says it is working with police to investigate the accident, which did not involve any passengers. Another man is in hospital with a suspected broken shoulder.

"Our deepest condolences go to the family and friends affected by this accident".

A post-mortem will be scheduled in due course.

Police and the Health and Safety Executive have now launched investigations into the crash and a large area around Terminal 5 has been cordoned off by police.

British Airways said: "A number of stands at Terminal 5 are now inaccessible and this is causing some delays". It said the airfield remains open and staff were working to keep disruption to a minimum.

Heathrow had tweeted earlier that the collision was "not expected to cause any impact on journeys today".

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