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Over the weekend, we almost lost both RATT and DOKKENwhen a plane carrying both bands was forced to make an emergency landing.
Dokken bassist Sean McNabb says that smoke appeared in the plane's cockpit when they reached 7,000 feet . . . so the pilots put on oxygen masks, and turned it around. He said it smelled like it could've been an electrical fire.
Fortunately, they landed fine, and no one was hurt.
The smoke didn't enter the cabin . . . so the bands weren't in any real danger . . . you know, aside from the VERY REAL possibility that the pilots passed out, or that something was wrong with the plane, and the whole thing went down.
The bands were making a short, 170-mile trip across Illinois for a show in the Chicago area on Saturday. After the plane mishap, they hopped in some SUVs and still made it to the gig on-time.
Whew that was a close call .. musicians and planes just don't mix!
Some LIVE jams with both bands: