A man has died after a serious accident at Heathrow Airport
Two vehicles are said to have collided at the airfield at Britain's busiest airport early this morning. Two male members of staff were involved and both sustained injuries, one man to his shoulder and another is understood to have had a heart attack as a result of the collision. London Ambulance Service confirmed that one of the men went into cardiac arrest, with "extensive efforts made to resuscitate him both at the scene and on the way to hospital" but was eventually pronounced dead. The second man has been taken to hospital for treatment. The Met Police are in attendance but no arrests have been made.
Passengers were forced to leave their planes as a result of the incident and delays have been felt by people both on the tarmac and at the gates, but a tweet from an official Heathrow Twitter account has assured holiday-makers that the collision was "not expected to cause any impact on journeys today". Despite this, up to thirty flights were indeed delayed by over two hours. In a statement, British Airways said: “We have apologised to customers for the delay to a small number of our flights this morning, following an incident involving two operational vehicles at the airport. We are doing all we can to ensure they will be able to depart as soon as possible.”