Dutch military police investigators have determined that a person killed by an aircraft engine at Amsterdam Schiphol had entered the powerplant deliberately.

The man was fatally injured on 29 May after the aircraft, a KLM Cityhopper Embraer 190, had just completed its pushback procedure and was preparing to taxi for departure to Billund.

Cityhopper E190-c-Roel Hemkes Creative Commons

Source: Roel Hemkes/Creative Commons

According to the inquiry the Cityhopper E190 had just been pushed back when the incident occurred

According to the Koninklijke Marechaussee, the royal military constabulary, the victim – who has been identified – worked for a company at Schiphol airport. It has not elaborated.

“Investigation showed that he deliberately climbed into the engine,” the constabulary adds. “This is a case of suicide.”

It says it has completed its investigation into the occurrence, and will not be disclosing further information.

KLM Cityhopper had stated that the event involved its KL1341 service. The aircraft involved (PH-EZL) is fitted with General Electric CF34 powerplants.