Dutch border police said the individual who died inside a running airplane’s engine at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport “intentionally climbed” in himself.

“The investigation has revealed that he intentionally climbed into the engine, indicating this is a case of suicide,” the police said in a statement, according to Dutch News.

“Out of respect for the victim and their loved ones, no further statements will be made,” the statement added.

“The man has been identified as an employee of a company operating at the airport,” Breaking Aviation News & Videos stated.

Per Dutch News:

The AD said the incident had a “major impact” on the crew and passengers who had seen it happen.

KLM Cityhopper flies with small aircraft from Brazilian manufacturer Embraer which can take between 88 and 132 passengers.

Independent reports:

The incident happened at Schiphol Airport on Wednesday afternoon after the Dutch-owned KLM aircraft completed its push-back procedure and was about to taxi onto the runway.

The deceased man has been identified as an employee of a company working at the airport.

Passengers and crew on board reportedly saw the tragedy happen and were offered counselling.

Emergency services rushed to the airport just before 3pm, when the alarm was raised.

Police said that all passengers and employees of the flight in question, KL1341, had disembarked and are being looked after. The Dutch Safety Board sent three investigators to the airport.

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported that “a hellish noise” was heard when the incident happened.

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