Arkansas Rollercoaster Leaves Customers Hanging

Some amusement park patrons in Arkansas were ‘left hanging’ because of a power outage on June 11, 2007.

Twelve people riding the X-Coaster at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls were suspended upside down 150 feet in the air.

The passengers were stuck for more than 30 minutes before firefighters used ladder trucks to get them down.

“Man, we was up there! Just going up to the top and it only goes upside down one time ad when we got up there it just stopped. We were like, ‘what’s going on here,’ because I rode it a few more times here today. We stopped and we was up there for about 35 minutes of just hanging upside down. It was crazy. My heart is still pounding,” Alex Bernard said on being stuck on the X-Coaster.

All of the passengers were checked out by paramedics when they finally got back to the ground.

Park officials said a blown fuse was to blame for the power outage.

The park resumed normal operations later in the day, but the X-Coaster remained closed.


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