A British man has died after falling from a plane door onto a runway at a Turkish airport.
The 30-year-old passenger, named only as Andrew Paul W, landed on the concrete at Dalaman Airport, south-west Turkey, yesterday (May 29).
He was knocked unconscious, breaking his ribs in the process and taken to a nearby private hospital. He died a short time later.
According to The Hurriyet newspaper, Andrew had been waiting at the airport for a flight back to Britain, for three days, after losing his ticket.
Finally boarding a flight at around 3am, he reportedly became involved in an argument with cabin crew. The reason behind the supposed argument is currently unknown.
Being seen as a risk to flight safety, the pilot then ordered him to be escorted off the plane.
It is unclear in what circumstances he fell from an exit to the concrete runway which lay 15ft below.
Some believe it was a suicide while others claim he was attempting to get away from officials.
Police are currently investigating the incident.
A Foreign Office spokesman told The Sun:
We are supporting the family of the British man following his death in Turkey and we are in touch with the local authorities.
Our thoughts are with Andrew’s friends and family at this difficult time.
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Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.