He was returning to Athens from Mykonos with three other Brits
A young British tourist died horrifically after the blades of a helicopter dismembered him at a private heliport in Spata. According to initial reports, the man, 21, and 3 other British tourists had rented the aircraft from Mykonos to Athens.
A young British tourist was killed in a horrific accident that saw his body chopped to pieces by helicopter blades at an airport in Spata on Monday.
The 21-year-old male, who has not yet been identified, was exiting the aircraft at the private airport along with three other tourists, including his sister, following a flight from Mykonos to Athens purchased for them by wealthy parents.
He reportedly walked behind the Bell 407 helicopter while its engines were still engaged and were struck by the aircraft's tail rotor.
The exact circumstances have not yet been clarified, but the man sustained grievous injuries in the incident, which happened at around 6.20 pm local time.
Emergency services were called to the private heliport on the outskirts of Athens, but the victim is thought to have been killed almost instantly by the high-speed rotor.
Greek police were pictured at the scene conducting their investigation on Monday night and are believed to be probing the pilot who landed the chopper as to why the passengers were allowed to exit the aircraft with the rotors still spinning.
The circumstances leading to the tragic accident have not yet been determined.
EKAB, as reported by protothema. Gr was called to deal with a severe injury. When they arrived at the private helipad, rescuers found the 21-year-old man dead.