Hundreds of passengers were evacuated from a plane at London Heathrow Airport today after two members of staff were injured in a ‘serious accident’.
Scotland Yard officers were called to the airport at 6am following the incident near Terminal Five involving two operational vehicles on the taxiway.
Passengers reported delays of up to two hours to more than 20 flights and British Airways confirmed a number of terminal stands were inaccessible.
The incident happened near Terminal Five at London Heathrow Airport today (file picture)
Passenger Alastair MacLeod told Mirror Online: ‘I was boarding through B48 at around 6.40am there was a visible incident of some kind of a stand outside the window by the boarding gate.
‘I spoke to the BA staff on the desk who were also curious but uninformed.
‘We boarded, waited, and then the captain gave a series of apologies and further delay announcements. At around 8.55am we all deplaned and I’m now back in the terminal waiting to see what happens next.’
Another passenger who had been on a Zurich-bound flight told Sun Online: ‘We boarded and waited and then the captain gave a series of apologies and further delay announcements.
‘It looks like some airport or airline staff may have been injured and police required an area to be closed off which prevented some planes from leaving their gates.’
‘The gate was surrounded by various airport service vehicles including two fire engines