Greece holiday tragedy: Man, 22, killed in horror helicopter incident while taking selfie

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Jack Fenton, 22, from Kent was struck by the rear blade within seconds of the Bell 407 touching down at a helipad near Spata, according to Greek media. Greek police have arrested two pilots and a member of the ground crew in connection with his death. A local police source said: “Our inquiry has focused on possible negligence. Basic questions have emerged from witness testimony as to why the blades were not at a standstill when passengers were allowed to disembark on Monday.”

A police officer said: “We have interviewed witnesses including the [three] friends who were travelling with him.

“The probe will then be sent to the prosecutor who will assume the case.”

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office said: “We are supporting the family of a British man who has died in Greece.”

Mr Fenton was among a group of holidaymakers returning from the nearby island of Mykonos by private helicopter, and had just landed at an airport.

It is thought he stepped off the aircraft and walked towards the rear without knowing the rotor blades were still spinning.

The youngster’s parents were reportedly following in a second helicopter, which was then diverted.

Investigators will now look at whether the required procedures were followed before passengers were allowed to disembark the helicopter.

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