One person died on Wednesday, May 29, after falling on the running engine of a plane operated by KLM at Schiphol airport. from Amsterdam, in “a tragic incident” witnessed by passengers, as announced by the airfield and the Dutch gendarmerie.

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As reported by Schiphol, “a terrible incident has occurred in which a person fell into the engine of an airplane”.

“Our thoughts are with the families and we are concerned for the passengers and colleagues who witnessed this,” Schiphol said in a brief note, in which he did not give further details of what happened.

Previously, the gendarmerie announced that “an incident on the Schiphol platform” had occurred in which The victim had fallen “into the running engine of an airplane and died.”

Many passengers witnessed the fatal incident and were treated by emergency services.

The identity of the deceased person is unknown. It is not clear whether this is a passenger or a Schiphol employee, according to the gendarmerie.

The plane in question belongs to the Dutch airline KLM and is a Cityhopper, a smaller type of plane manufactured by the Brazilian Embraer, which can carry between 88 and 132 passengers.

The airline uses these aircraft to cover short routes in Europe and are considered to be more efficient in terms of fuel and capacity.

In this case, The flight was destined for central Denmark, according to KLM.

In a first reaction, Mark Harbers, acting Dutch Minister of Infrastructure, spoke of “terrible news” and expressed his condolences to the relatives and witnesses.

The accident currently has no consequences for flight movements to and from Amsterdam airport, according to the Netherlands Air Traffic Control.

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