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2 injured in accident involving Iron Maiden's tour plane

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Santiago, Chile (APTN) -

The English heavy metal band Iron Maiden's plane was damaged in an accident Saturday at an airport in Chile. The band has confirmed that its Boeing 747 went out of control while being towed for refueling and got into a collision. Police said the plane ran into the tractor that was pulling it. Two workers on the ground were injured. Video shot at the airport in Santiago appears to show damage to one of the engines of the plane known as "Ed Force One," named after the band's iconic mummified mascot "Eddie."

The band was on its way to a concert in Argentina. Drummer Nicko McBrain told a news crew that the accident would delay their trip by one day, "Yeah unfortunately Eddie (referring to the plane; image of Iron Maiden's mascot Eddie the Head is on the plane's tail) is not feeling very well, so we can't get there today, so tomorrow we'll be over there and we'll see you later, thank you."

The collision apparently happened when a steering pin fell out and left the aircraft without steering. Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, who has be known to work as a commercial pilot as a side gig, has been flying the band in the 747 during "The Book of Souls World Tour."

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