Iron Maiden Plane Suffers Severe Damage
Thankfully no one was on the plane, but still some scary photos.
Iron Maiden's plane nicknamed Ed Force One had some complications in Chile this weekend. Glad to know the plane was on the ground when this happened. If this kind of damage happened in the sky. I think we would be having an Iron Maiden tribute all weekend on the Buzz.
The band tells us what happened on their website: "Ed Force One was tethered to a tow truck to be taken for refuelling prior to flying over the Andes to Cordoba for the next show. On moving the steering pin that is part of the mechanism that connects the ground tug to the aircraft seemingly fell out.
On making a turn the aircraft had no steering and collided with the ground tug badly damaging the undercarriage, two of the aircrafts engines and injuring two ground tug operators, both of whom have been taken to hospital. We hope, of course, that they make a full and speedy recovery and we will be closely monitoring their progress.
The flight engineers are on site and evaluating the damage, but their initial report is that the engines have suffered large damage and will require an extended period of maintenance and possibly two new engines."
The band says they will not miss any of their tour dates, but obviously they won't be using this plane.