INVESTIGATORS probing a British tripper’s helicopter horror death informed for the initially time tonight how he was killed – and disclosed he was not taking a selfie.
Holidaymaker Jack Fenton, 22, died of appalling head injuries right after stepping into a spinning rear rotor of a chopper which flew him to Athens, Greece, on Monday.
Greek heli organization bosses and law enforcement experienced proposed accounts government Jack may possibly have breached basic safety instructions and died although working with his mobile telephone.
Police also purchased toxicology exams to create no matter whether Jack was drunk – as his furious spouse and children and friends travelling with him hit back boasting he did not recklessly endanger himself.
But the Greek capital’s incident investigation main Ioannis Kondylis explained Jack’s final times in harrowing depth this night.
And he verified the tragic previous public schoolboy was not taking a cell telephone snap when he died – amid continuing concerns that he was not provided a correct protection transient.
Kondylis explained tonight following interviewing the pilot and witnesses: “From the testimonies we have collected, it does not look from any where that the youthful gentleman needed to get a selfie.
“What is claimed is that the 22-year-old was holding a cellular mobile phone and had it to his ear, but it has not yet been clarified no matter if he was conversing.”
Kondylis exposed Jack exited the Bell 407 craft at Lolo Airfield near Spata, Athens from the correct doorway shortly following it landed – but returned to it and ducked less than the tail of the craft.
But as he stooped he must not have found the invisible – and lethal – rear rotor spinning at up to 500 revolutions per next.
Kondylis went on: “We have taken statements from each the pilot and the two ground staff. These are testimonies that ought to then be cross-referenced.
“According to them, it appears that all the rules stipulated by the helicopter’s guide were noticed.
“One floor staff went to the left doorway, a single to the suitable, they disembarked and escorted them 20 metres to the developing.
“Then one particular stayed with them and the other ground attendant returned to the helicopter.
“The youthful passenger, mysterious for what purpose, returned to the helicopter. We really don’t know why he came again.
“He failed to say anything to anybody. According to the testimonies, he was holding a mobile phone which he had to his ear, without us figuring out if he was talking to someone.
“When one particular of the ground staff members noticed him walking to the helicopter he shouted loudly in English ‘stop, quit, stop’ but he didn’t listen.
“The ground staff’s voices ended up also read by the captain who was inside the helicopter and was carrying headphones. So they shouted out loud.
“The younger male, according to the statements, had exited by the proper doorway and did not head back to his seat. He went beneath the tail area of the helicopter and finished up on the remaining facet wherever he was hit by the rotor, which at the pace it was turning was not obvious.”
Kondylis claimed CCTV might now perform a vital position in confirming Jack’s final actions.
And police now consider he could have strayed into the rotor following likely to retrieve his cell phone after leaving it on board.
Kondylis added: “There is a digital camera outside the house the hall. We do not know if this digicam has a memory card.
“Yesterday afternoon we submitted a request to the Law enforcement to take a look at whether or not there is audio-visible product, which would enable the most in knowing the situations of the incident.”
A Greek Police spokesman explained tonight: “Our investigation is continuing but a person of the significant areas that we are checking out is that Jack forgot his cell telephone on the helicopter and which is why he quickly returned to it.
“We are continue to in the system of completing our interviews but a amount of eyewitnesses observed him with a cell cellphone in his hand, moments just before he was killed.
“Once our investigation has been finished, we will send the file to the prosecutor who will choose if there are to be any prices.”