Jack Fenton: Associates dispute claims Briton, 22, was on his telephone

Friends of the Brit killed by helicopter rotor dispute claimed he was on his phone

Jack Fenton died instantly after the collision (Picture: Fb)

Associates of the British man killed by a helicopter rotor in Greece have furiously shot down claims he was by some means answerable for his personal demise.

Jack Fenton, 22, died immediately when he was hit by a shifting tail blade after getting off the airplane he and three mates have been flying from Mykonos to Athens on Monday.

Three individuals, together with a pilot, have been arrested in connection along with his demise and later launched.

Greek authorities declare the group was escorted to a non-public lounge earlier than the Oxford Brooks pupil ran again onto the tarmac in the direction of the helicopter for a selfie.

Ioannis Kandyllis, chairman of the Greek Aviation Accident Committee, which investigated the incident, mentioned Mr Fenton had his telephone to his ear when he defended the bottom crew and urged him to “cease”.

He informed the Every day Mail: ‘All 4 passengers had disembarked and have been escorted to a non-public lounge to attend for a non-public flight to London.

“However after they have been within the lounge, the sufferer broke away and returned to the carpet and shortly bumped into the helicopter.

‘Witnesses we spoke to mentioned he had a telephone to his ear and shortly walked onto the airplane, defying the bottom crew who shouted at him “Cease! Cease!”

Inside seconds the tragic accident occurred. It was horrible.’


Mr Fenton was photographed along with his father Miguel, who works for a rustic park in Kent

Nevertheless, this model of occasions was disputed by the chums touring with the Brit.

Jack Stanton-Gleaves, 20, mentioned in an announcement to MailOnline: “No directions got when exiting the helicopter and nobody escorted us into the lounge. All they did was open the doorways for us.

“We left alone and nobody stopped Jack from going to the again of the helicopter. None of us reached the lounge earlier than the accident occurred.

‘I’ve heard individuals say that Jack was on the telephone and ran again to the helicopter and that is completely unsuitable. He wasn’t on the telephone and why he turned behind the helicopter I do not know.’

Tributes have been paid to Mr Fenton, along with his mom Victoria saying the household was “devastated” by the demise of her “fantastic” son.

She beforehand informed the Mail: ‘We solely discovered what occurred final evening at 10pm. We’re utterly devastated. He was essentially the most stunning boy.

“I feel the pilot is in jail, but it surely was the worst of accidents by the appears of it.”

Jack Fenton

Mr Fenton attended Sutton Valence College in Maidstone, Kent

She added that Mr Fenton exited the helicopter safely after it landed, however fell behind and was killed immediately by the rear propeller.

Mr Fenton was described as “very fashionable” by the headmaster of his former faculty in Maidstone, Kent.

James Thomas, headteacher of Sutton Valence College, mentioned: “Our college was very saddened to listen to the tragic information about Jack this morning.

“He was a very fashionable member of the group, and we ship our condolences to the household.

‘Our ideas and prayers are with all these affected by the incident.’

A spokesman for the Overseas, Commonwealth and Improvement Workplace mentioned: “We’re supporting the household of a British man who died in Greece and are in touch with the native authorities.”

A press release from Mr Fenton’s employer, the London-based social media company Ball Road Community, to the BBC mentioned: “Our staff are shocked to have simply discovered about this tragic information.

“Our love and ideas are with Jack’s household and mates.”

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