One killed in Amsterdam AFTER falling into KLM passenger plane engine

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One person is confirmed dead after falling into a KLM passenger plane engine at Amsterdam‘s Schiphol Airport.

HOW IT HAPPENED

The engine was running at the time of the incident, suggesting the plane was preparing to take-off.

The horror tragedy was first reported around 3pm on Wednesday.

The plane, carrying up to 104 passengers, was set to depart from Schiphol in Amsterdam for Billund in Denmark.

It is still not clear whether the victim was travelling with the airline or worked at the airport.

INVESTIGATIONS SO FAR

Investigators from the Dutch military police, Marechausse, have said that is was too early to say whether this was an ‘incident’, or a form of suicide.

The airport confirmed an investigation was underway to gather more details on the case, led by the Royal Military Police.

All passengers and employees of the flight in question have disembarked and are being taken care of.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT?

According to military police, psychological support will be provided for the passengers witness to the incident. 

They noted that the passengers may still be ‘important witnesses’ in helping them understand exactly what happened.

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STATEMENT FROM WITNESSES

Witnesses reported there was a ‘hellish noise’ and then plumes of smoke as the person was pulled into the jet turbine.

One witness told De Telegraaf: ‘Many people saw it happen.’

An airport employee also told the outlet they saw a person jump into the engine just after the crew had completed the safety instructions.

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