Older man blasted by jet stream on Greek island of Skiathos

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79-year-old man suffered minor injuries on Sunday after being hit with a passenger aeroplane’s jet blast at a Greek island known for its close-up plane spotting area.

The man was standing outside the fenced area of ​​Skiathos airport in the northwest Aegean around 1 p.m. when he was thrown to the ground by the force of a plane’s turbines. He was transferred to the local health centre, where he was treated for scrapes and bruises.

Skiathos Alexandros Papadiamantis International Airport is known for its low landings. Despite prominent signage and warnings from the authorities for people to steer clear of the area around the airport runway, many tourists approach to take a picture or shoot a video of incoming aircraft.