Roller coaster at Universal Studios Japan stalls, leaving 64 riders hanging midair

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Roller coaster at Universal Studios Japan stalls, leaving 64 riders hanging midair

As per shocking reports, a roller coaster at Universal Studios in Japan in Osaka got halted and left around 64 riders hanging in the air for around 2 hours before they all got saved cautiously.

The movie theme park stated that the two wagons of the Flying Dinosaur roller-coaster were stuck unexpectedly midway through the 1100 m ride at around 4:45 p.m.

The similar roller coaster also went through the same problem during action in the months of August and September 2017, leaving a few ride-goers hanging upside down.

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Each wagon of the Flying Dinosaur roller-coaster boasted of 32 passengers. One carriage stopped around 20 to 30 meters beyond the ground on its upward pathway whilst the other got jammed just ahead of getting to the terminal.

In a major declaration, the Osaka park, crammed with tourists as well as locals throughout Japan’s “Golden Week” series of holidays, stated that all of the riders remained safe.

The last rider had to wait two hours before being brought down. The park made an apology and stated that the trouble was caused by a motor controlling tool on the bars.

The ride restarted its functioning after repair works and security checks. But, a lot of people got scared to climb on.

“It’s scary to think (about) if we had been on-board. I don’t want to ride it anymore,” one woman visiting the park told media.

“It’s already a terrifying ride, so I want them to operate it safely,” another lady, who rode the ride shortly before it stalled, stated.

In spite of the mishap, a lot of people got queued up for the ride on the same roller coaster as shortly as operations restarted soon after 7 p.m.

A representative for Universal Studios Japan in Osaka stated that the deferral of the roller coaster was the consequence of the operator’s priority on safety.

The roller coaster got set up during March 2016 over a 1,120-meter course, with the maximum point being 37 meters higher than the ground.

Published by Mamatha on 03 May 2018

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