Man dies in Heathrow Airport airfield crash

Princess Juliana Airport

The victim, who was in his 40s, was taken to a West London hospital with serious injuries, where he was pronounced dead. His injuries are not life-threatening.

Some passengers were forced to leave their planes as a result of the incident, with delays to a number of flights reported by people on the tarmac and at their gates.

Two airport vehicles collided on the airfield at Heathrow Airport on Wednesday, killing one man and injuring another.

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

A Heathrow spokeswoman said: "We are dealing with a serious accident involving two vehicles on the airfield".

Princess Juliana Airport, St.Maarten, Caribbean - This runway is so short that pilots have to make their final descent 100 feet above sunbathers on the beach.

An employee of London's Heathrow Airport was killed in a "serious accident" between vehicles on the airfield on Wednesday.

The other man involved in the accident suffered a suspected broken shoulder and was also taken to hospital.

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The deceased, aged in his 40s, was taken to a west London hospital but could not be saved, the Metropolitan Police said. He has since died.

"Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit have been informed and are in attendance".

Police and the ambulance service said they were called just after 6 a.m.to a crash on the taxiway. A post-mortem will be scheduled in due course.

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

More than 30 flights have been delayed this morning, the majority from Terminal 5, with some held back by more than two hours.

The airport, Europe's biggest, said it was trying to minimize disruption to passengers.

'This incident didn't involve any passengers and is not expected to cause any impact on journeys today'.

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