Dozens of flights were delayed after a collision of two vehicles at London's Heathrow Airport. A man was killed in the accident.
Emergency workers were aired near Termiga 5 at around 6am local time, following a collision between a Heathrow Airport operation truck with a British Airways airline vehicle.
Local media The Sun reported as reported by News.com.au, Thursday (15/2/2018), a 40-year-old British Airways technician suffered a heart attack at the crash site and was declared dead in hospital after paramedics struggled to save his life. An airport worker was also rushed to the hospital due to a shoulder injury resulting from the collision.
As a result of this incident, hundreds of passengers who had been in the planes to be taken off were forced to lower and return to the building terminal. More than 30 flights were delayed on Wednesday (14/2) morning local time, even some experienced delays for more than two hours.
Not yet known the cause of this collision. UK Police and Safety and Health Agency have begun an investigation into the accident.
An airport worker said one of the vehicles appeared to be speeding before the collision. "There are strict speed restrictions, but the level of damage suggests that at least one vehicle must be speeding," the airport worker said.
"This is a tragic incident and everyone at the airport is currently in a state of shock," he added.
Heathrow Airport spokesman has confirmed this deadly incident. "We can confirm that following a serious accident involving two vehicles at our airport, an airport colleague has died," he said.
"Our deepest sorrow for our family and friends affected by this accident We will work together full of police in the investigation that will be done, "he added.
(ita / ita)