British Airways cabin crew who died in New Year's Eve crash named

The three British Airways cabin crew members killed in a car crash on New Year's Eve have been named.

A car and a lorry collided near Heathrow airport, leaving the three crew members dead and a fourth person, a 25-year-old BA employee, seriously injured.

Dominic Fell, 23, Joe Finnis, 25, and Rachel Clark, 20, died at the scene of the crash shortly before midnight.

The driver of the HGV was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Pictures show the car on its roof as police investigated the scene, and the front of the lorry in the river.

A fundraising page set up by fellow cabin crew member Stephen Paul Crook has raised more than £40,000 so far.

Tributes for the crash victims have been posted to the page.

Malgorzata Kubik said: "Joe was my coach and he always made sure we were OK.

"I hope he is in a better place now and I would like to send big hugs to his friends and family I am with you in this painful and difficult time especially of that time a year."

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."

Bailey Faulkner posted on Facebook: "It's a sad time when you get a message being told that two close mates from the skies have both passed away minutes before 2020!"

He added: "I couldn't thank you both for the endless trips together all across the world which each time was full of boozing and laughter, not forgetting the days spent sat in the pub! Gutted you've gone but you'll never be forgotten! Keep flying high."

On Miss Clark's Facebook, friends left messages of condolence.

Ryan Daly wrote: "I'm still in disbelief that you're gone Rachel Clark... you will forever be missed and my heart goes out to your family, and the families of the others that were killed."

Another friend posted what appeared to be a photo of the two of them at school. She wrote: "I am truly lost for words; you were a kind, beautiful and intelligent person who only ever brightened up everyone's day. You will always have a special place in my heart, forever and always."

She added: "I hope you rest in eternal peace; all our thoughts and prayers are with your family and loved ones. We love you Rachel Clark, keep flying high princess."

No arrests have been made.

Commenting on Wednesday, a BA spokesman said: "We're deeply saddened to learn of the death of our colleagues involved in a road traffic collision last night.

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

The lorry was operated by air services provider dnata, which provides catering and cargo services to airlines.

A company spokesperson said: "We are fully assisting relevant authorities with their investigations. Our thoughts and condolences are with the families of those affected by this very sad incident."

Two of the four cabin crew are thought to have finished work at about 6pm, while the other two were on a day off.