Tragic incident at Amsterdam airport: Person dies after falling into running jet engine

  • Shocking incident at Schiphol airport as person falls into spinning turbine blades of departing passenger jet, leading to death.

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Updated30 May 2024
Tragic incident at Amsterdam airport: Person dies after falling into running jet engine (File image: KLM)
Tragic incident at Amsterdam airport: Person dies after falling into running jet engine (File image: KLM)

In a shocking incident, a person died after falling into the spinning turbine blades of a departing passenger jet at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport.

Taking to X, Koninklijke Marechaussee on May 29 wrote, “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.”

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In another tweet, it wrote, “All passengers and employees of the flight in question have been disembarked and are being taken care of.”

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As per AFP report, the incident took place on the airport apron just outside the bustling terminal, just as a KLM flight was preparing to take off for Billund, Denmark.

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Issuing a statement on this, Dutch flagship carrier KLM said, "An... incident took place at Schiphol today during which a person ended up in a running aircraft engine. Sadly the person has died."

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The carrier did not disclosed the victim's identity.While speaking to Reuters, Marechaussee spokesperson said that it was too early to say whether this was an "incident", or suicide.

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Citing a Dutch news report, AFP mentioned that the aircraft involved is a short-distance Embraer jet, utilized by KLM's Cityhopper service, which also runs flights to neighboring locations such as London.

(With inputs from AFP and Reuters)

 

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