A British traveller has died after falling from a plane door onto the tarmac of a Turkish airport.

Staff at Dalaman Airport, in southwest Turkey, were trying to remove the 30-year-old from the flight when he fell from an exit.

The 30-year-old man fell on the tarmac and was knocked unconscious. An ambulance took him to a nearby private hospital where he was found to have broken ribs. He died a short time later.

The traveller had reportedly been stuck in the country for three days after he lost his ticket.

After boarding a flight at around 3am, he is said to have become involved in an argument with cabin crew, the Hurriyet newspaper reported.

The pilot then ordered him off the plane as a risk to flight safety.

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