A private plane carrying members of RATT and DOKKEN was forced to make an emergency landing in Illinois after an apparent fire broke out in the jet’s cockpit. The pilot and flight attendant were able to get the fire under control and landed the plane — which was carrying 13 passengers — in Moline/Quad City.
RATT and DOKKEN are in the middle of a four-city tour with SEBASTIAN BACH and LITA FORD. The package is scheduled to perform tonight (Saturday, August 17) in Wauconda, Illinois followed by an August 18 date in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The musicians were reportedly taking ground transportation to Saturday’s concert and were expected to make it to the show in time.
“We are all OK and happy to be alive,” RATT‘s manager Rob Hoffman told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. “The tour rolls on!”
The members of RATT tweeted that they “just made an emergency landing after a fire in the cockpit. We are OK!” DOKKEN bassist Sean McNabb added, “Got hairy but safe! We’re good rolling in SUV’s to Chicago — tour rolls on.”
Photos below were provided by RATT‘s manager Rob Hoffman