Passengers have been evacuated from planes at London Heathrow Airport and the police have been referred to as to the scene after “a severe accident” involving two members of employees.
A Heathrow spokesperson stated: “We’re coping with a severe accident involving two automobiles on the airfield. We’re working carefully with the emergency providers and updates will observe. The airfield stays open and we’ll work to minimise disruption to our passengers’ journeys.”
Whereas the character of the incident stays unknown, some passengers reported boarding their flight as regular earlier than being informed to disembark.
“I used to be boarding by means of B48 at round 6:40am; there was a visual incident of some sort of a stand outdoors the window by the boarding gate,” Alastair MacLeod was quoted as saying by the Mirror.
“I spoke to the BA employees on the desk who have been additionally curious however uninformed. We boarded, waited, after which the captain gave a sequence of apologies and additional delay bulletins. At round eight:55 all of us deplaned and I am now again within the terminal ready to see what occurs subsequent.”
On its official Twitter account, the airport stated that an investigation was underway following an incident on the airfield involving two members of employees, including it was working with the police.
“This incident did not contain any passengers and isn’t anticipated to trigger any influence on journeys as we speak,” it added.