Two injured after Iron Maiden's plane collides with lorry

14 March 2016 / 7 months 2 weeks ago

Two people have been injured after Iron Maiden's private jet collided with a lorry.

The group's plane - named Ed Force One - was attached to a tow truck ready to go for refuelling at an airport in Santiago, Chile as the band continued on their The Books of Souls Tour when the incident occurred.

A statement on the band's official Facebook page reads: "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. 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 two tug workers were taken to hospital and an update on their condition has not yet been released.

See photos of what happened in the gallery below. 

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