Earlier today, RATT and DOKKEN were forced to land at The Quad City International Airport (QCIA) in Moline, IL following their gig last night at the I Wireless Center, after there was a fire in the cockpit!
According to CBS News, Chuck Brennan, a friend of the bands who chartered the flight, told The Associated Press that the plane took off from the Moline airport but pilots had to turn it around when smoke appeared in the front of the plane at about 7,000 feet.
Brennan said the pilots donned oxygen masks and landed the Challenger 601 with no incident. There were no injuries reported by the pilot or the 13 passengers.
“The cabin didn’t fill with smoke,” said Brennan, the owner of short-term lender Dollar Loan Center.
Brennan, a former promoter who opened the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy in his hometown of Sioux Falls, S.D., said he had chartered the plane out of Santa Ana, Calif., for a four-city tour.
Read more at CBS News.