Russian pilot heavily injured after falling 70 meters in parachute accident in Turkey’s Fethiye
AA photoA Russian pilot was heavily wounded on Sept. 23 after falling 70 meters while parachuting in the Fethiye district of the Aegean province of Muğla, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
The pilot, identified as İlia Ivanov, was in the touristic town of Ölüdeniz for parachuting purposes.
After taking off from the 1,900-meter runway of the parachute center in Babadağ, Ivanov’s parachute suddenly closed up and he fell to rocky ground from 70 meters.
Health teams were immediately dispatched to the scene and Ivanov was rushed to the Fethiye State Hospital for treatment.
He is reported to be in a critical condition, having suffered many fractures and severe bleeding.