The two men were injured after the vehicles collided on the airfield, Heathrow confirmed. One suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the other died after being rushed to the hospital. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)
Two airport vehicles collided on the airfield at Heathrow Airport on Wednesday, killing one man and injuring another.
The Metropolitan Police force said its officers were called just after 6 a.m. to a crash on the taxiway, which Heathrow initially described as a "serious accident involving two vehicles" on the airfield."
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It said one man suffered a broken shoulder in the incident and was in a non-life threatening condition. The other, a man in his 40s, was taken to a hospital, where he died.
The airport said it was working with police to investigate the accident, which did not involve any passengers.
Emergency personnel are seen attending to one of the vehicles involved in a crash early on Wednesday morning. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)
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It said the airfield remains open and staff were working to keep disruption to a minimum. British Airways reported delays to "a small number of our flights."