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Rocker Bruce to the Rescue

September 14, 2008

IRON Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson piloted one of the planes that rescued XL holidaymakers stranded abroad, it was revealed last night.

A passenger spotted the rocker on the specially-chartered Monarch Airlines flight from Sharm El Sheikh yesterday morning.

Dickinson is a trained Boeing 757 pilot and is known to have been employed by the UK charter airline Astraeus.

Holidaymaker Marc Cryer said he knew the musician was also a trained pilot but was still surprised to see him onboard the flight.

He said: “I think I was about the only person on the plane who recognised him.”

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