Person killed at Amsterdam airport after being 'sucked into plane engine'

Front of Schiphol Airport
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A person has been killed following a "horrible incident" at Amsterdam's main airport.

They were reportedly trapped in a running aircraft engine at Airport Schiphol. It is not yet clear whether the individual, who has not been identified, was a passenger or an employee.

A statement released by Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) airport said: “Today there was a horrible incident where a person ended up in an airplane engine. Our thoughts go out to the relatives and we care for the passengers and colleagues who witnessed this. The Royal Military Police is currently conducting an investigation.”

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In a separate statement made by KLM Airlines, a spokesperson said: "A fatal incident took place at Schiphol today during which a person ended up in a running aircraft engine. Sadly, this person has died.

"The flight concerned was KL1341 bound for Billund. We are currently taking care of the passengers and employees who witnessed the incident at Schiphol.

"The circumstances are currently under investigation. For further information – once available – we refer you to the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee."

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