Iron Maiden’s famed Ed Force One jet crashed in an airport in Chile on Mar. 12, a day after the famous rock band played a show in Santiago. Is the group ok? Click here to find out!
It’s their most cherished possession! Rock giants Iron Maiden’s beloved jet, Ed Force One got into a nasty accident at Santiago Airport in Chile on Mar. 12, where the group is currently on tour. But was the band onboard during the plane crash? Click down to read on!
Thankfully, no. But two people have been hurt in the awful incident, which saw the jet crash into a ground tug, damaging the undercarriage in the process. The Ed Force One jet was attached to a tow truck before refueling when it’s believed a steering pin fell out and the jet veer off into the ground tug.
The band famously uses Ed Force One on its World Tours, and it’s normally Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson, who is a licensed pilot, that flies the band around. Despite the accident, Iron Maiden has said they have no plans in canceling their South American tour, with dates in Buenos Aires and Cordoba, both in Argentina, still to come.
“We are currently making contingency arrangements to get to the show in Cordoba tomorrow with band, crew and equipment intact,” a statement read. “Fortunately the 20 tons of equipment had not been loaded onto Ed Force One at the time of the accident.”
The statement added, “Although this is tragic for our beautiful plane we do not expect this to affect our concert schedule including the next two shows in Cordoba and Buenos Aires. We hope to find a new Ed Force One to continue this adventure with us in the near future.”
Iron Maiden’s Books of Souls Tour will continue on Mar. 13. in Cordoba. They played to a sold-out crowd in Santiago on Mar. 11. Our best wishes go to the Santiago Airport staff who were injured, we wish them a speedy recovery.
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