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Person killed after being sucked into plane’s turbine engine on runway – KVNU

LONDON — A person has died after being sucked into the spinning turbine engine of a plane at Amsterdam International Airport, officials said.

KLM announced on Wednesday that a “person ended up in a running aircraft engine” of a plane en route to Billund, Denmark at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, KLM said.

“Today a fatal incident occurred at Schiphol in which a person fell into a running aircraft engine,” KLM said in response to the incident. “Unfortunately, this person has passed away. It concerned flight KL1341 with destination Billund. We are currently taking care of the passengers and employees who witnessed the incident at Schiphol.”

PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: KLM planes are seen on the tarmac of Schiphol Airport near Amsterdam

FILE PHOTO: KLM planes are seen on the tarmac of Schiphol Airport near Amsterdam, April 15, 2015. REUTERS/Yves Herman//File Photo

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Officials did not immediately reveal the identity of the person killed or say whether he was a passenger, employee or bystander.

Schiphol handles approximately 72 million passengers per year and is the third busiest airport in Europe.

Authorities say they are currently investigating the circumstances leading to the incident and will release more information as it becomes available.

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