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Person dies in plane engine at Amsterdam airport

A person has died at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport after entering the running engine of a plane.

A person has died at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport after entering the running engine of a plane. Photo: Getty

A person has died after being sucked into a running aircraft engine at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, Dutch airline KLM says.

The death happened as flight KL1341 flight was getting ready to fly to a destination in neighbouring Denmark on Wednesday (local time).

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

Dutch media reported on the incident earlier, while the Dutch military police, Marechaussee, said in a tweet it was running an investigation.

Pictures on national broadcaster NOS showed emergency services surrounding the Embraer jet on the airport’s tarmac.

The investigation had not yet identified the person, a Marechaussee spokesperson told Reuters.

The spokesperson added that it was too early to say whether the death was an “incident”, or a form of suicide. He added that all passengers and crew, who will be important witnesses to the investigation, had safely left the plane.

“Our thoughts go out to the [deceased’s] relatives and we care for the passengers and colleagues who saw this,” Schiphol airport said.

Dutch Infrastructure Minister Mark Harbers said on X: “Terrible news about a fatal accident today at Schiphol.”

KLM, which is part of France-KLM, also said it was investigating the event.

-with agencies

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