A child suffered extensive injuries after it was “blown away” by an airplane that was about to take off from “Alexandros Papadiamantis” airport on the island of Skiathos.
The child aged between 10 and 11 was outside the airport together with his father in the area where locals and tourists gathered to normally watch and film the airplanes lading over their heads.
The boy was just a few steps away behind the plane that was on the airfield and was preparing to take off.
The gasses released by the airplane and the heat wave literally blew a couple of meters away the child that suffered injuries on several parts of his body.
It was rushed with an ambulance to the health center of Skiathos where it received first aid. IT was then transferred to the Hospital in Volos through the sea way.
The Greek-German boy was on summer holidays in Skiathos.
“Unfortunately, it was an accident that sooner or later was going to happen and the issue needs to be addressed by those responsible who need to take immediate action and necessary measures,” local media evolos writes.
Skiathos Airport is considered as one of the craziest airports in Europe and it` s always amazing to watch the airplanes land on this small airstrip. Arriving planes have to fly over a small street at the end of the runway and the biggest airplane which is allowed to land at Skiathos is a Boeing 757. The runway only has a length of 1800 meters.
Low Landings and Jet blast of departing and arriving aircraft can be a hazard to people or other unsecured objects.
Last year, a British tourist was also blown away while he was filming the taking off of an airplane. The man was much to close and did not follow the “safety guidelines.” He was knocked to the ground by the jet blast.
Thumbnail picture is from an older Skiathos airport video.