Heathrow Airport Crash: One Dead After Vehicles Collide On Airfield

A man in his 40s has died after “a serious accident” involving two airport vehicles crashing on the airfield at Heathrow.

Police were called at around 6am on Wednesday following a collision between the vehicles on the taxiway at the airport.

A spokesman for the airport, which is Europe’s biggest, said it was trying to minimise disruption to passengers. She said some passengers had to disembark from a plane due to the incident.

He said: “We are working closely with the emergency services… the airfield remains open and we will work to minimise disruption to our passengers’ journey.

“We will be fully cooperating with the police in the investigation which will follow.”

Another male is believed to have broken his shoulder, though his injuries are neither life-threatening nor life-changing.

Some passengers reported delays of “hours” on social media following the incident.

No arrests have been made and officers from the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit are investigating.

Apparently there has been an accident on one of the runways at @HeathrowAirport and many planes (including this one) are parked on the apron with unspecified delays of “hours”. No public news of this and no useful updates from @British_Airways — anyone out there know any more?

February 14, 2018
With respect, it is impacting journeys departing B gates – BA710 to Zurich delayed by +2 hrs and aircraft change required. Sending good wishes to injured staff.

February 14, 2018
Well handled by both @HeathrowAirport and @British_Airways considering nature of incident. BA allowed us to change routes without charge so as not to impact onward travel plans. Hope injured staff members are able to recover quickly.

February 14, 2018