British passenger dies after falling from plane at Dalaman airport in Turkey

British passenger dies after falling from plane at Dalaman airport in TurkeyA British man died after falling from a plane on to a runway at Dalaman airport in south-west Turkey early on Tuesday morning. Local media reported that staff were trying to remove the 30-year-old when he fell from a door. The unconscious passenger was taken to hospital where he was found to have broken ribs. The man – named by a relative as Andrew Westlake – never regained consciousness before dying later that day, according to Hurriyet newspaper. It reported that the man had spent three days at the airport waiting for a flight home after losing his ticket. After finally boarding the aircraft at 3am he became argumentative with cabin crew and was ordered off the plane as a risk to flight safety. Dalaman airport serves the south-west of Turkey, including resorts such as Marmaris Credit: Alamy Stock Photo An investigation has been launched. A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are supporting the family of a British man following his death in Turkey and are in touch with the local authorities.” Dalaman airport is one of the country’s busiest and serves seaside resorts including Marmaris and Fethiye, which are popular with British tourists. Some four million passengers pass through the airport each year, and it handles airlines including EasyJet and seasonal charters operated by Thomson Airways.


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Man dies after falling into baggage level at San Francisco airport

Man dies after falling into baggage level at San Francisco airport“At approximately 8:45am PDT, a male, aged approximately late 50s/early 60s, fell from the mezzanine level in Terminal 3 down to the baggage claim level”, airport spokesman Doug Yakel said in an email. San Francisco International Airport is a busy transit hub, with some 55 million travellers passing through over the course of last year.


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Republican congressman explains sea-level rise: it's rocks falling into the sea

Republican congressman explains sea-level rise: it's rocks falling into the seaA member of Congress has suggested that the White Cliffs of Dover tumbling into the English Channel was causing rising sea levels. Republican Mo Brooks of Alabama pushed back at the notion that rising sea levels were the result of global warming in a hearing of the House Science, Space and Technology on Wednesday.


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