Passengers evacuated from plane at Heathrow Airport following 'serious accident' on airfield

Heathrow Airport

A man has died after two airport vehicles were involved in a "serious accident" on the airfield at Heathrow.

The Metropolitan Police earlier said a man in his forties was taken to a west London hospital in a serious condition, while another male was treated for "non-life-threatening or life-changing injuries".

"It looks like one of the vehicles went into the other side-on and there was a rapid response from the emergency services at the scene".

About 20 flights have been delayed as a result of the fatal collision and police and airport officials are now conducting an investigation.

However, a spokesperson for the airport said no flights have been affected by the incident.

The incident took place this morning near Terminal 5, and left a plane stranded on the runway unable to take off.

Two people, both men, were hurt in the crash between two vehicles driven by airport staff at around 6 a.m. Wednesday.

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One of the men involved in the crash went into cardiac arrest and later died.

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: "Police were called at 6.06am on Wednesday, February 14, following a collision between two airport vehicles on the taxiway at Heathrow Airport".

The victim, in his 40s, suffered a heart attack, according to paramedics, and was taken to hospital with serious injuries, but died shortly afterwards. We await formal identification.

The Health and Safety Executive were informed of the incident, but no arrests were made.

One passenger who had been on a Zurich-bound flight, said: "We boarded and waited and then the captain gave a series of apologies and further delay announcements".

In a statement, the airport said it was "We are working closely with the emergency services and updates will follow".

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