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Jack Fenton (22) killed in holiday paradise

A British tourist was on holiday in Greece with his parents and three other friends when, after a helicopter ride, he was hit by the propeller.

It reports The Times.

On 26 July, the police identified the victim as Jack Fenton (22), who is said to have flown from the popular holiday island of Mykonos and landed in the town of Spata.

Hit in the head

The 22-year-old was the first to get off the Bell-407 helicopter, and was just going to take a selfie, according to the British newspaper.

WAS KILLED: British tourist Jack Fenton (22) died instantly after a helicopter accident in Athens, Greece. Photo: Intime News/Athena Pictures/Shutterstock/NTB
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– When he moved backwards, he was hit in the head by the plane’s small rear propeller. He died instantly, the police told the newspaper.

Greek authorities have said the plane’s pilot and two ground engineers were arrested after the incident.

Investigating the case

According to The Guardian were Fenton’s parents in another helicopter, close behind.

The parents were reportedly unaware of the tragedy as their own pilot was alerted and they were diverted to Athens International Airport.

Fenton’s remains have been taken to a state morgue for a post-mortem examination, and an investigation has now been launched to determine what led to the accident.

Superior Air was quoted as saying that safety protocols had been followed when the helicopter landed in Athens.

The Greek newspaper Proto Thema said the landing crew had guided the passengers off the plane, but Fenton, the first to disembark, unexpectedly turned back and walked toward the helicopter as the engines were still moving.

The unnamed pilot may be charged with negligent homicide.

The United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCDO) reports BBC News that they support the family of Fenton.

– We are in shock to have just found out about this incident. Our love and thoughts go out to Jack’s family and friends, says his employer, the Ball Street Network in London, according to the BBC.

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