Heavy metal rockers Iron Maiden said they were temporarily stranded when their plane was badly damaged in a runway accident in Chile that injured two ground crew.

The band, which is in South America on a world tour, said its members and equipment were not on board at the time, and later announced it had found new transportation to get to its next show, in Cordoba, Argentina, tomorrow.

The plane, a Boeing 747 nicknamed ‘Ed Force One’, was being towed for refuelling when it came untethered, the band said on its website.

“On making a turn the aircraft had no steering and collided with the ground tug, badly damaging the undercarriage, two of the aircraft’s engines and injuring two ground tug operators, both of whom have been taken to hospital,” it said.

It later said the two injured people were expected to fully recover.

Source: Iron Maiden stranded after plane accident in Chile – RTÉ Ten