Two people have been injured after Iron Maiden’s plane, known as Ed Force One, was damaged at an Airport in Santiago, Chile.
The band explained on their website that they hope their gigs in Argentina next week will “go ahead as planned”.
While being towed a steering pin in a tow truck fell out, meaning the famous Boeing 747 collided with a ground tug as it tried to make a turn.
Two of the ground tug operators were injured and had to be taken to hospital.
Iron Maiden say they will “closely monitor their progress”.
The plane is three times the weight of the Boeing 757 used on Iron Maiden’s previous tours in 2008, 2009 and 2011.
As for the aircraft the undercarriage is reportedly badly damaged, and two new engines might be needed.
Iron Maiden’s statement continued: “Fortunately the 20 tons of equipment had not been loaded onto Ed Force One at the time of the accident.
“Although this is tragic for our beautiful plane we do not expect this to affect our concert schedule including the next 2 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.”
The band mates were keen to end on a high note, saying: “Our visit to Chile was a huge success with 58,000 fans coming to the show.
“Totally brilliant as ever in the Stadium Nacional last night. We love you guys!”
A Boeing 747 Dreamlifter cargo plane was heading for McConnell air force base in Wichita but instead touched down by mistake at nearby Colonel James Jabara airport in Kansas.
Airport officials believe the plane will be able to depart despite the much shorter runway at Colonel James Jabara airport.
An attempt is scheduled for lunchtime on Thursday.
The plane was heading for McConnell air force base in Wichita but instead touched down by mistake at nearby Colonel James Jabara airport in Kansas
The aircraft normally needs a runway of 9,119 ft to get airborne at maximum weight; Jabara’s runway is only 6,102 ft long.
Brad Christopher of the Wichita Airport Authority told the Associated Press news agency the company that operates the aircraft had “assured us they’ve run all the engineering calculation and performance and the aircraft is very safe for a normal departure at its current weight and conditions here”.
The Dreamlifter, which landed at Jabara on Wednesday evening, is a modified 747-400 passenger aeroplane, which can carry more cargo by volume than any aeroplane in the world, according to Boeing.
The aerospace company uses its fleet of four Dreamlifters to transport large assembled components of its 787 Dreamliner from suppliers around the world to the final assembly location in Washington state.
The City of Wichita tweeted that no-one was injured and no property damage occurred when the plane landed.
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