Schiphol Airport loss of life: Person dies at Amsterdam airport after falling into KLM plane engine | EUROtoday

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An individual has been killed after falling into the engine of a KLM plane at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.

A significant investigation has been launched into how the tragedy occurred.

It was not instantly clear what occurred and whether or not the individual was a passenger or an worker.

A press release by the airport in Amsterdam learn: “Today there was a horrible incident where a person ended up in an airplane engine.

“Our thoughts go out to the relatives and we care for the passengers and colleagues who witnessed this.

“The Royal Military Police is currently conducting an investigation.”

Emergency providers rushed to the airport earlier than 3pm when the alarm was raised.

The Royal Military Constabulary mentioned: “An incident occurred this afternoon on the Schiphol platform where a person fell into a running aircraft engine and died. The Marechaussee starts an investigation.”

It added that every one passengers and workers of the flight in query had disembarked and have been being taken care of.

The Dutch Safety Board mentioned it was sending three investigators to the airport.

The flight, KL1341, was certain for Billund in Denmark, the airline mentioned.

The undeniable fact that engine was working urged the airplane was getting ready to take off, in accordance with Dutch newspaper The Telegraph.

“An employee from the aircraft in question reported that someone had jumped into the engine while the crew had just completed the safety instructions,” the web site reported.

“There was ‘a hellish noise’ after which smoke could be seen for a moment. Passengers and employees saw the incident happen before their eyes.”

An airport worker advised the web site that the plane had been reversing earlier than taking off.

KLM mentioned: “A fatal incident took place at Schiphol today during which a person ended up in a running aircraft engine. Sadly, this person has died.

“The flight concerned was KL1341 bound for Billund. We are currently taking care of the passengers and employees who witnessed the incident at Schiphol.

“The circumstances are currently under investigation. For further information – once available – we refer you to the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee [Royal Military Police].”

Police mentioned “victim assistance” was accessible for passengers, airport workers and emergency providers staff.

Passengers might also be necessary witnesses, the spokesperson added. “They may be able to help us in the investigation.”

Mark Harbers, the infrastructure minister, wrote on social media: “Terrible news. My condolences go out to the relatives of the victim and the people who witnessed the accident.”

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