Passengers evacuated from planes at Heathrow after accident on the airfield

A plane passes other British Airways planes waiting at Heathrow Airport during a 48-hour cabin crew strike in London Tuesday Jan. 10 2017

Heathrow Airport 'serious' crash kills worker, forces plane to evacuate

A man has died after two vehicles collided on the airfield at Heathrow Airport.

London Ambulance Service confirmed that one of the men, who was in his 40s and worked as an engineer for British Airways (BA), went into cardiac arrest.

Hundreds of passengers were evacuated following the incident near Terminal 5, which has caused serious delays to at least 25 flights. "We await formal identification", the police said.

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

One male was treated for non-life threatening or life-changing injuries.

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

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It added that the deceased man has yet to be formally identified, but his next of kin had been informed.

According to British Airways, the main user of Terminal 5, a number of stands are inaccessible due to the incident.

Heathrow said the airfield remained open during the incident and it worked "to minimise disruption to passengers' journeys".

Additional details have not been released, though a spokesperson said The Health and Safety Executive has been informed and officers from the Met's Serious Collision Investigation Unit are investigating.

The airline apologised to passengers and said it was doing "all we can" to ensure delayed flights depart as soon as possible.

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