Belfast Telegraph

Home News World

Rollercoaster stalls with riders hanging 100ft above ground

Universal Studios Japan apologised and the ride resumed after repairs and safety checks.

Sixty-four passengers were left hanging in the air for up to two hours after a rollercoaster made an emergency stop at Universal Studios Japan.

The amusement park said the Flying Dinosaur rollercoaster’s two carriages stalled midway through the 1,100m ride, with riders suspended in a flying position about 100ft above the ground.

The Osaka park, packed with holiday makers during Japan’s “Golden Week” series of holidays, said all of the riders were evacuated safely. The last passenger had to wait two hours before being brought down.

bpanews_4f629a80-f589-457f-88df-b8f1c300c29e_embedded236282466
Passengers are rescued from the stopped Flying Dinosaur rollercoaster at Universal Studios Japan (Kyodo News/AP)

The park apologised and said the problem was caused by a motor-regulating device on the rails.

The ride resumed operation after repairs and safety checks.

Daily News Headlines Newsletter

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox.

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph