Beheaded by a helicopter blade, Jack’s sister: “He didn’t die to take a selfie”
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Beheaded by a helicopter blade, Jack’s sister: “He didn’t die to take a selfie”

Daisy Fenton, sister of Jack, the 22-year-old who died beheaded by the helicopter blade he was traveling on during a holiday in Greece: “The news that he wanted to take a selfie is rubbish. He has always been cautious”.

Jack Fenton did not die beheaded by the helicopter blade he was traveling on during a vacation to Greece to take a selfie. The sister of the 22-year-old victim of the dramatic accident that occurred in recent days near Athens is furious: Daisy, this is the girl’s name, denied the rumors that her brother would have defied the safety rules in order to take a picture.

“My brother has always been a cautious and suspicious person,” said the girl, who called the news circulated in the international press in the last few hours “garbage”. According to the 20-year-old, the fault lies with the pilot Christos Fragkopanagos and the two ground crew technicians. The three were arrested immediately after the incident but were released yesterday.

Anyone who claims that Jack violated security protocols by exiting the helicopter with the blades still running are wrong, Daisy argues. “Nobody knows exactly what brought him to the back of the aircraft. Maybe he forgot something. But the news that he came back to take a selfie is just garbage. It’s a lie,” added the girl as reported by The Mirror newspaper.

Daisy also confirmed that her parents, Miguel and Victoria, and other family members, also on holiday in Greece, have all returned to the UK. Jack Stanton-Gleaves, a friend who was with Jack on the helicopter, said they were not given instructions about exiting the aircraft and all they did was open the doors for them. “We went out alone and nobody stopped Jack from going to the back of the helicopter,” he said.

Investigations are still ongoing. The incident occurred in recent days when Jack Fenton died beheaded by the blades of the helicopter on which he was traveling with his brother and other friends after spending a few days in Mykonos, Greece. According to an initial reconstruction of the facts, after the aircraft, a Bell 407, on which the 22-year-old was traveling, landed at the Spata heliport, near Athens, the young Oxford student Brookes opened the helicopter door probably to take a selfie, he went down but the blades of the vehicle still in operation decapitated him.