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Person Gets Sucked Into Plane’s Engine At Airport


A person died on Wednesday after getting sucked into a plane’s engine at the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Shortly after passengers and crew members got on board the KLM Embraerer E190 plane, an unidentified individual got sucked into the plane’s engine, causing the individual an instant death.

Passengers on board the flight told the press they could hear a “hellish noise” as the person’s body was quickly sucked into the plane’s turbine.

The victim’s identity has yet to be released, and it’s unclear if the victim was a passenger or a member of the crew.

Here’s what Newsweek reported:

A person died Wednesday after falling into a running aircraft engine at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands, one of the world’s busiest airports.

Passengers and crew members were on board the KLM Embraer E190 aircraft when the individual fell into the spinning turbine blades. Witnesses described hearing a “hellish noise” as the person was sucked into the jet turbine.

“It all happened so fast,” a passenger told Dutch media. “We were about to take off when suddenly everything stopped, and we saw emergency vehicles rushing to the plane.”

The victim’s identity has not been disclosed, and it is unclear whether the individual was an airport employee or a passenger. Those who witnessed the incident were evacuated.

Here’s what BBC reported:

A person has been killed after ending up in the running jet engine of a KLM passenger plane at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport.

The death happened as the KL1341 flight was getting ready to fly to Billund, Denmark, on Wednesday afternoon.
The airline said it was taking care of passengers and employees who witnessed the incident and it was investigating.

Netherland’s military police also said it had started an investigation.

Royal Netherlands Marechaussee force added in a post on X that all passengers and employees had been removed from the flight.

The deceased has not yet been identified and it is too early to say whether it was an accident or a form of suicide, a spokesperson told Reuters new agency.

Various Dutch media outlets have suggested the victim could be an employee involved in pushing back an airplane before it takes off.



 

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