Luton Airport worker suffers heart attack after being ‘crushed’ by hangar door

An airport tug driver suffered a heart attack after being ‘crushed’ by a hangar door, it is understood.

It is believed that the driver, who works for Signature Flight Support, collapsed after she was trapped by the door for Hangar 63.

Following the incident, which occurred at 8.10pm last night, medics were dispatched to Luton Airport and performed life support on the woman who had gone into cardiac arrest.

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She was then airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in a critical condition.

The East of England Ambulance Service Trust has said that the victim is thought to be in her 30s or 40s, though the East Anglian Air Ambulance has said that she is in her 50s.

The EAAA confirmed that woman had suffered head injuries in the incident.

EEAST sent a rapid response car, an ambulance and two officers to the scene, while the air ambulance crew landed outside the hangar.

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A Signature company spokesperson told us: “Last night, a member of our Signature Flight Support team was seriously injured at our London Luton Airport location.

“The individual involved remains in a critical but stable condition.

“The entire Signature Flight Support team extends its heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the individual involved and their family and loved ones.

“The situation remains under investigation by the authorities and Signature Flight Support is cooperating fully with this investigation.

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“We cannot release any further information at this time pending the outcome of the investigation.”

The Health and Safety Executive has said that it is aware of the incident and it is helping Bedfordshire Police with its enquries.

We have contacted Beds Police for comment.