Watch: Iron Maiden’s Prop Plane Malfunctions And Starts To Come Down During A Live Show!

Iron Maiden DCU Center Aces High Spitfire plane slow crash. Audio is in Ambient Binaural Audio.: Dan Salazar, YouTube
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If you have been to an Iron Maiden concert before, then you may be familiar with the prop plane the band use as part of their stage setup. This prop is a replica of a Spitfire combat plane, and during one of the band’s recent live performances, that prop malfunctioned!

During the band’s performance at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, the prop started to descend upon the stage where Iron Maiden were performing. While we are not entirely sure what this prop is made of, from the footage we have checked out, it appears to be an inflatable prop of some sort.

As Iron Maiden are performing their song “Aces High,” you can see the plane start to descend towards the stage, its shape taking on more of a deflated appearance. Crew members get onto the stage behind where the band are performing, striving to address this malfunction; once the plane has come down entirely, the crew remove it from the stage.

You can check out footage of this incident below; thankfully it was nothing more serious and everyone is okay! It seems like some shit is always going down at an Iron Maiden show; hell, just recently, a fan ran up on stage and Bruce Dickinson had to pull the guy away! There is also the time that some fans lit up flairs in the crowd during an Iron Maiden concert, and Bruce flipped his lid!

If you would like to see Iron Maiden live, you will be happy to know that the band is still currently on the road as part of their big North American tour! You can find all the upcoming locations and dates associated with that tour below.

  • 10/19 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
    10/21 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
    10/23 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
    10/25 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
    10/27 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena