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Look At This Massive Rip In Iron Maiden's Gigantic Airplane

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | March 15, 2016

Look At This Massive Rip In Iron Maiden's Gigantic Airplane

Photo via Facebook

Having your very own Boeing 747-400 is most definitely metal. Ramming said plane into a ground tug, however, is not.

A scary situation played out over the weekend as Iron Maiden’s enormous plane, affectionately nicknamed Ed Force One, was shredded by a towing mishap that left the band scrambling for alternate modes of transport.

The iconic heavy metal band, currently on a world tour, explained their dilemma in a Facebook post, which also included some amazing images.


Posted by Iron Maiden on Saturday, March 12, 2016

The band explains how something so extensive can happen in an instant during towing. The Facebook post explains: “Ed Force One was this morning 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.”

This had to have been a stressful moment for friends and family of the workers injured in the accident.

READ MORE: Iron Maiden Lead Singer Makes Emergency Landing in England

Thankfully, it seems the two will be fine after recuperating. What’s more, the rest of the weekend continued as scheduled.

Here is a follow-up post from the band:

We are happy to tell our fans in Cordoba that our Killer Krew has sorted out all logistics for us to be there with our...

Posted by Iron Maiden on Saturday, March 12, 2016

Thank you Córdoba - onward to Buenos Aires #thebookofsoulsworldtour #IronMaiden

Posted by Iron Maiden on Monday, March 14, 2016

Back in September, TravelPulse’s Donald Wood reported on Iron Maiden, their respective world tour and their very respectable jumbo jet.

As noted at the time there are some great expectations for the gentle giant that is tasked with touching down in six of seven continents and flying about 55,000 miles.

Unfortunately, there is just one little, baby hiccup in the form of a giant gash across its undercarriage and its engines.

Not to be sidelined, Iron Maiden seems determined to continue its mission in dominating every last inch of this world no matter the state of its airplane.


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