Great america roller coaster stuck?

A roller coaster at Great America is stuck, and it trapped like 30 people more than 100 feet above the ground. The name of the ride is Invertigo.
How did people get out?

asked by Pilli in Amusement Parks | 4068 views | 08-11-2009 at 02:49 AM

One of the roller coasters had a malfunction and there were some people that were trapped on the roller coaster. Rescue crews were on the scene. They used cherry pickers to pluck trapped riders off of the ride. There have been no reports of any injuries.
So I guess people is fine now.

answered by Tony | 08-11-2009 at 02:51 AM

Rescue crews used cherry pickers on aerial ladder trucks to remove two dozen people stranded between 40 and 80 feet off the ground on the roller coaster.

All of the riders were back on the ground by 6:00 p.m., about five hours after the roller coaster came to a stop.

The stuck passengers were right side up and safely strapped into the ride.

Two aerial fire trucks were parked on either side of the ride, with ladders extending from each. A bucket large enough to hold several people was attached to each ladder.

Firefighters rescued the trapped riders one by one by hooking each up to a rescue harness, releasing the two pins, then pulling the rider into the bucket.

All passengers were taken down without any snags and, once on the ground, were given refreshments.

Riders face both forward and backward, so when the ride locked up at about a 45-degree angle, some riders were left leaning back into their seats and others were angled forward, looking down at the ground.

As the rescue efforts unfolded, Great America security blocked off a large section of the park.

answered by Gill Sa | 08-11-2009 at 02:54 AM

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