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First pictures of horror runway pile-up at Heathrow which left one worker passed and dozens of flights delayed

THESE are the comfortless first pictures of the Heathrow runway horror pile-up which killed an airport worker.

Emergency crews were called to the airfield nearby Terminal 5 at around 6am this morning following a pile-up between a Heathrow Airport operations lorry and a British Airways vehicle.

 A British Airways car was shop-worn in the crash
A British Airways car was shop-worn in the crash

The airport worker, in his 40s, suffered a cardiac detain at the stage and was conspicuous upheld in hospital after paramedics battled to save him.

A second worker was taken to hospital with a shoulder injury.

Police and the Health and Safety Executive have now launched investigations into the pile-up and a vast area around Terminal 5 has been cordoned off by police.

Hundreds of passengers were private from flights watchful to take off following the collision and dozens of flights have been behind this morning.

 The vehicles were badly shop-worn in the collision
The vehicles were badly shop-worn in the collision
 A Heathrow operations lorry was one of the vehicles damaged
A Heathrow operations lorry was one of the vehicles damaged
 The pile-up took place nearby the Terminal 5 building
The pile-up took place nearby the Terminal 5 building

One airport worker told Sun Online it seemed at slightest one car had been speeding on the tarmac forward of the collision.

He said: “There are despotic speed restrictions in place but the turn of repairs shows at slightest one of the vehicles must have been going at some speed.

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

“It’s a comfortless occurrence and everybody at the airport in a state of startle right now.”

 One worker was conspicuous upheld in hospital after pang a cardiac detain at the scene
One worker was conspicuous upheld in hospital after pang a cardiac detain at the scene
 The stage around the pile-up was hermetic off by police
The stage around the pile-up was hermetic off by police
 Paramedics battled to save the man at the scene
Paramedics battled to save the man at the scene
 Two vehicles crashed nearby Terminal 5 at around 6am this morning
Two vehicles crashed nearby Terminal 5 at around 6am this morning

London Ambulance Service (LAS) conspicuous the man suffered a cardiac detain following the pile-up and paramedics battled to cure him at the stage and on the way to hospital, where he was conspicuous dead.

An LAS orator said: “We were called at 6.03am today to Heathrow Airport, to reports of a highway traffic collision. We sent an occurrence response officer, an modernized paramedic, a cycle responder and 3 ambulance crews.

“We treated two patients – both men. One was treated for a shoulder repairs and taken to hospital.

“The second after went into cardiac detain and endless efforts were done to cure him both at the stage and on the way to hospital.”

 Paramedics battled to save the man at the scene
Paramedics battled to save the man at the scene
 Emergency crews rushed to the stage at Heathrow Airport this morning
Emergency crews rushed to the stage at Heathrow Airport this morning


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A vast area around the stage has been hermetic off by police and an review has been launched.

A Scotland Yard orator said: “Police were called at 6.06am following a collision between two airport vehicles on the taxiway at Heathrow Airport.

“One male is believed to have sustained a broken shoulder; his injuries are not life-threatening or life-changing. Another male, aged in his 40s, was taken to a west London hospital with critical injuries. He has given died.

“Officers have sensitive next of kin. We wait grave identification. A autopsy will be scheduled in due course.”

 The collision took place nearby Heathrow Terminal 5
The collision took place nearby Heathrow Terminal 5

Passengers told Sun Online they were left stranded on boarded planes for some-more than an hour as an area around several gates was closed.

One newcomer who had been on a Zurich-bound flight, said: “We boarded and waited and then the captain gave a series of apologies and serve check announcements.

“It looks like some airport or airline staff may have been harmed and police compulsory an area to be sealed off which prevented some planes from leaving their gates.”

“The embankment was surrounded by several airport service vehicles including two fire engines. There were blue lights everywhere.”

Hundreds of passengers who had boarded planes were forced to return to the depot building.

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

 Heathrow Airport reliable it is assisting with police and HSE investigations
Heathrow Airport reliable it is assisting with police and HSE investigations

A Heathrow mouthpiece said: ““We can endorse that following a critical collision involving two vehicles on the airfield, an airport co-worker has upheld away.

“Our deepest condolences go to the family and friends influenced by this accident.

“We will be entirely auxiliary with the police in the review which will follow.”

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