The malfunction occurred when the train arrived the chain lift, at the time the last car of the train disconnected, which returned to the station making the trip back, without much problem. Then the train went off the chain lift and braked roughly before getting into the loop, therefore the cars never crashed. There weren't any injured people on the last car, minor injuries were the result of sudden emergency braking.
The coaster will be closed 3 weeks for investigation, in which Vekoma will collaborate
Fantasilandia attended those affected, leading them to health centers, without much problem, some suffered minor bruises and crisis panic, which were normal for an emergency of this magnitude
I took some photos today of the coaster
The train stopped there
Last edited by robbalvey on Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:25 pm.
rcjp wrote:^From what I understood it detached. What I find odd is how it made the trip back "normally".
Considering it says that it disconnected at the lift catch, that makes it extremely odd. The only way I can think of it returning "normally" is if they sent the train up the lift and the last car was pushed through by the rest of the train.
Detached from the rest of the train, the lift, or something else? If it disconnected from the train how would it have made it very far at all? The cars are trailored so no matter where it broke you'd end up with one too few bogies to make it back.
To clear up any confusion: my interpretation is that the train was being lifted backwards up the lifthill to begin the ride when the front several cars of the train broke off of the back car and that portion of the train dropped through the station, through the cobra roll, and vallyed in front of the loop. The back car was probably simply lowered into the station again since it was still attached to the cable car.
So somehow the train decoupled itself, which seems like it a definite maintenance fault.
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