Killed by helicopter blade in Greece while taking a selfie: 22-year-old tourist died in Greece
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Killed by helicopter blade in Greece while taking a selfie: 22-year-old tourist died in Greece

A 22-year-old British tourist, Jack Fenton, died after being 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: he had exited the aircraft to take a selfie.

What was supposed to be a holiday turned into a tragedy for a 22-year-old British tourist. Jack Fenton, this is the name of the young man, originally from Kent, 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, yesterday afternoon 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 door of the helicopter probably to take a selfie, he got out but the blades of the vehicle still in operation decapitated him.

He died instantly. “He was hit in the head by the small rear rotor of the plane – a senior police official told the Times -. There was no chance he would survive. His death was instantaneous.”

Meanwhile, investigations have also been opened, with the pilot of the aircraft who could be accused of manslaughter, for allowing the boy to get off before the helicopter was completely shut down. Another Greek police source told the Mirror that the boy was beheaded by the blades moving on the tail of the helicopter. “The blades were still in operation when he landed and our investigation focuses specifically on possible negligence. They should have been stationary when the young man left the plane.”

Together with the pilot, two ground technicians were also detained by the police: to be disputed the fact that the boy was allowed to get off the aircraft before it was completely shut down.

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