British traveller dies after falling onto the runway at Turkish airport
A UK passenger has died after falling from a passenger plane onto the runway at a Turkish airport on Tuesday, British Express news site reported.
The 30-year-old British man slipped and fell 15 metres from one of the plane's exits onto the concrete below, the site said.
The Briton had reportedly been stuck in Turkey for three days after losing his ticket.
The 30-year-old man boarded a flight at around 3am and reportedly become involved in an argument with cabin crew shortly thereafter. The pilot is reported to have ordered him off the plane as a risk to flight safety.
The British passenger was taken to a nearby hospital after his fall, where he was found to have broken ribs and died without regaining consciousness, the site said.
A Foreign Office spokesperson for Turkey said,"We are supporting the family of the British man following his death in Turkey and we are in touch with the local authorities."
Dalaman Airport is popular among tourists as it serves Turkey’s popular holiday spots. Flights are available to and from over 120 destinations, across the rest of Turkey, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.