BA crew members killed in Heathrow car crash

posted on 3rd January 2020 by William Hayes
BA crew members killed in Heathrow car crash

Friends, family and colleagues have paid tribute to three members of British Airways (BA) cabin crew who died when their car was struck by a lorry on 31 December.

The trio, Dominic Fell, 23, Joseph Finnis, 25, and Rachel Clark, 20, were killed near Heathrow at 23:40 on New Year’s Eve, by a Mercedes HGV operated by the aircraft ground handling company dnata.

Fellow cabin crew member Stephen Crook set up an online fundraising page on Go Fund Me, which has seen tributes pour in and more than £55,000 raised so far.

Writing on the site, Malgorzata Kubik posted: “Joe was my coach and he always made sure we were OK.”

Meanwhile, Lauren Rowlands wrote: “RIP to my friend Dom and angels Joe and Rachel. The sky is eternal now guys.”

Laura Stewart said: “Dom and Joe were truly special men and I hope that their families take some comfort in knowing that they were so loved by everyone they have flown with! I’ll miss you.”

In a statement, a spokesperson for BA said: “We’re deeply saddened to learn of the death of our colleagues involved in a road traffic collision on New Year’s Eve.

“Our thoughts are with their family and friends, who we are supporting at this distressing time.”

A 25-year-old woman who was also in the car remains in a serious condition.

It is understood two of the cabin crew had finished work at about 18:00, while the other two were on a day off and not scheduled to be on duty.

Ch Insp Mike Hodder, from Surrey Police, said: “The families and friends of those involved are still coming to terms with what happened.”

“Our thoughts continue to be with them today,” he added.

The driver of the Mercedes HGV was not injured and no arrests have been made.