She finds herself in a running plane engine: a person dies caught in the turbine blades

She finds herself in a running plane engine: a person dies caught in the turbine blades
She finds herself in a running plane engine: a person dies caught in the turbine blades

A person died this Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at Schipol Airport in Amsterdam. She was caught by the rotating turbine blades of a departing airliner.

“An accident occurred today at Schiphol in which a person found himself in a running plane engine”declared the Dutch airline KLM in a press release, notably cited by The Parisian. “Unfortunately, the person died”added KLM, without saying more about the identity of the victim.

Caught

The person in question was caught by the rotating turbine blades of an airliner departing from Amsterdam Schipol Airport this Wednesday, May 29, 2024.

Open investigation

The death occurred between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on the apron outside the busy hub terminal, as a KLM flight was ready to take off for Billund, Denmark.

The passengers who were on the plane were evacuated and an investigation was opened, said the Dutch border police, responsible for security at the Netherlands’ largest airport.

The plane in question is a short-haul Embraer, used by KLM’s Cityhopper service which operates flights to other nearby destinations such as London, according to BFM.

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— Schiphol (@Schiphol) https://twitter.com/Schiphol/status/1795824804941160714?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

“Horrible incident”

“Today there was a horrific incident where a person ended up in an aircraft engine. Our thoughts are with the loved ones and we are caring for the passengers and colleagues who saw this”communicated on X Schipol airport.

A photo published by public broadcaster NOS shows the plane surrounded by fire trucks and ambulances near the departure terminals.

Accidents are rare at the busy airport, which handled about 5.5 million passengers last month alone, according to airport figures.

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