A Most Horrible Death

(TheRedAlertNews.com) – A person has suffered a most horrible death when they were tragically drawn into an operating airplane engine at Amsterdam’s primary airport, according to the accounts of eyewitnesses, who recounted a “hellish noise.”

As passengers on a KLM flight awaited departure, they were subjected to the horrifying sound of the incident, The Sun UK reports.

The unidentified individual became ensnared in the engine of a Cityhopper Embraer E190, parked on the Schiphol tarmac.

This aircraft, with a capacity of 104 passengers, was slated to depart for Billund, Denmark, at 2:25 PM.

Eyewitnesses described hearing a “hellish noise” followed by smoke billowing as the individual was sucked into the jet turbine.

One observer reported to De Telegraaf, “Many people saw it happen.”

An airport staffer also recounted to the publication seeing someone leap into the engine shortly after the completion of safety briefings.

At this point, the identity of the victim—whether a passenger, employee, or other airport presence—remains uncertain.

A police spokesperson stated it was premature to conclude whether the incident was accidental or a potential suicide.

Concurrently, the aircraft was being maneuvered away from its gate in preparation for flight.

Speculation by local media suggests the victim might have been a ground crew member involved in the pushback process.

Those who witnessed the tragic event are now receiving specialized care. Dutch national flags were lowered to half-mast at Schiphol’s main entrance as a sign of mourning.

KLM issued a statement asserting, “We are currently taking care of the passengers and employees who witnessed the incident at Schiphol.”

They further mentioned that “the circumstances are currently under investigation.”

“A horrific incident occurred today where a person became trapped in the engine of an aircraft. Our thoughts are with the loved ones and we care for the passengers and colleagues who witnessed this incident. The Royal Military Police are currently conducting an investigation,” the airport said in a statement.

The pilots union VNV expressed their condolences, stating, “Our first concern and thoughts go out to those involved and their relatives. We offer our cooperation and expertise in the investigation into the exact cause.”

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport ranks as the third busiest in Europe. In a related note, an airport worker met a similar fate last June at San Antonio International Airport in Texas. The unfortunate death of David Renner, aged 27, was later determined to be a suicide.

Another tragic event occurred in December 2022 when Courtney Edwards, 34, an airline worker, died after being drawn into a jet engine. This incident profoundly impacted those at Montgomery Regional Airport, Alabama, on New Year’s Eve.

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