Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson makes emergency landing after his plan runs low on fuel


Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson made an emergency landing at RAF Halton this week when his plane started to run low on fuel.


Dickinson was piloting a replica Fokker Dr1 triplane. RAF Halton Squadron leader Gary Coleman said: "We applaud Bruce Dickinson’s decision to divert to RAF Halton rather than press to his destination with potentially low fuel.

"To see such a well-regarded pilot, and world-renowned rock singer, make this decision is great for our student pilots to see. It makes them realise that anyone can find themselves low on fuel due to unforeseen circumstances and that the right decision is to divert."