Man Dies After Sucked Into Aircraft Engine

( – A tragic accident occurred at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, resulting in the death of an individual who fell into the engine of a KLM aircraft. The aircraft was preparing for departure to Billund, Denmark, when the incident happened.

Eyewitness Accounts and Immediate Response

The accident was witnessed by both passengers and crew members aboard the aircraft. They are being provided with counseling to cope with the trauma. Local media reports indicate that the plane was reversing at the time of the incident. It remains unclear how the individual fell into the engine, whether it was accidental or intentional, and whether the person was a passenger or an employee.

Official Statements and Ongoing Investigation

Authorities have launched a significant investigation to uncover the circumstances surrounding the tragedy. The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee (Royal Military Police) is leading the investigation. A statement from Schiphol Airport expressed deep sorrow and extended condolences to the relatives of the victim, while also assuring care for the passengers and colleagues who witnessed the incident.

Emergency services responded promptly, arriving at the scene shortly before 3 PM when the alarm was raised. A police spokesperson confirmed the details of the incident, noting that the investigation is underway.

Details from the Scene

The aircraft involved, identified as KL1341, was reportedly in the final stages of pre-flight procedures when the accident occurred. Passengers and crew were disembarked and are receiving necessary support. The Dutch Safety Board has dispatched three investigators to assist in the inquiry.

According to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, an employee reported that someone had jumped into the engine after the crew completed safety instructions. Witnesses described a “hellish noise” followed by a brief appearance of smoke. An airport employee also mentioned that the aircraft had been reversing before the takeoff.

Statements from KLM and Government Officials

KLM issued a statement acknowledging the fatal incident, expressing sorrow, and confirming that care is being provided to those who witnessed it. The airline has referred further inquiries to the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee.

Police emphasized the importance of witness testimonies from passengers and airport employees in the ongoing investigation. The remains of the individual were reportedly found in the aircraft engine.

Mark Harbers, the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure, conveyed his condolences via social media, expressing sympathy for the victim’s relatives and those who witnessed the accident. Marjan Rintel, CEO of KLM, also shared condolences and reiterated that an investigation is in progress to determine the cause of the incident.