Two of the three British Airways cabin crew members killed in a crash near Heathrow Airport just minutes before midnight on New Year's Eve have been named in tributes by friends - as a fundraising page for the families of those affected raises more than £35,000 in just a few hours.
Joe Finnis, 25, and Dominic Fell, 23, were last night named in tributes after they were killed in a crash alongside a 20-year-old woman when the white Toyota Yaris they were travelling in collided with a white Mercedes HGV at a junction in Stanwell, Surrey, at 11.39pm on Tuesday.
A 25-year-old stewardess, who was also in their vehicle, survived and is currently in a serious condition in hospital.
It is believed that all four cabin crew were friends and two of them had finished work at about 6pm, while the other two were on a day off and not scheduled to be on duty.
A 'BA Angels Fund' set up for the families of those affected raised more than £35,000 in just a few hours as tributes began to pour in for the victims and fellow cabin crew changed their profile pictures on Facebook to a memorial image reading 'forever in our hearts'.
Joe Finnis, 25, (pictured) was last night named in tributes after he was killed in a crash in Stanwell, Surrey, at 11.39pm on Tuesday
Tributes for Dominic Fell, 23, (pictured) included 'keep flying high' after he was named by friends as a victim in a tragic crash near Heathrow Airport on New Year's Eve
The front of the Yaris (pictured above) was completely smashed and the doors were also damaged in the horror crash
Writing on Facebook, fellow cabin crew member Lizzie-Lil Loughrey, said: 'RIP Joe literally in shock I only saw you two weeks ago and was saying how happy I was for you and that it would be weird seeing you back uniform. Absolutely heartbroken.
'Thoughts are with your family and the families of the other crew involved'.
While another friend, Henry Ambrose, said: 'Joe Finnis gutting news. Although we had only flown together a few times you most certainly had a big impact on the experience I had at BA. Rest in peace man.'
Paying tribute to both, Bailey Faulkner, said: '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.
'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.'
Mr Finnis, a former RAF Cadet from Southampton, had undergone pilot training alongside his cabin crew role at British Airways. And Mr Fell, from London, who had been at BA for more than two years, appears to have had a passion for photography.
Stephen Paul Crook, a member of cabin crew at British Airways, set up the fundraising page for the families of those affected.
Writing on the page, he said: 'As you are now all probably aware, on New Year's Eve we lost three fellow Mixed Fleet Crew in a fatal car crash, and another is in hospital in a serious condition.
'I have set up this fund to raise money so that we as a fleet can send a nice flower arrangement to the three crew members funerals and hopefully make a nice donation to a charity of the families choosing.
'Also the crew member who is in hospital will need all the support and help they can need after they get out of hospital and as such I would like to be able to give them a nice sum of money, to help them in those first few months.
'I know it is January and I know that money is tight but I know that as a fleet we will pull together and make this happen.'
The driver of the lorry was unharmed. He was taken to hospital as a precaution (pictured, the white Mercedes HGV following the crash)
A map shows the area where the crash happened in Stanwell, near Heathrow Airport, and just outside London
Commenting on the fundraiser, Ben Nunn said: 'Had the pleasure of spending a small amount of time with dom. Amazing young man. Such devastating news. RIP Angels.'
While Elaine Pearse said: 'RIP Too young, too soon tragic. My daughters friends, work family, fly high.
'Dom, I met you once, made a lasting impression, lovely lad, cheeky smile, RIP.'
And Lauren Powell said: 'Such sad news Joe you will be truly missed. Three lives taken way too early my heart goes out to all of your families. Keep soaring high angel's.'
Also commenting on the fundraiser, Ruth Atkins said: 'Such tragic and devastating news. Sending love and deepest sympathy to their families.'
And Gemma Waddington said: 'Such sad news. Lovely to see the BA family coming together to support each other though.'
Jai Dillon, a British Airways Pilot Ambassador and Recruitment Pilot, was among those paying tribute to the cabin crew today.
He said: 'Thoughts are with the friends and family of the three crew who were tragically taken from us last night whilst