22 People injured on a Vekoma Boomerang

The accident happened last Saturday 01/10/2015
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22 People injured on a Vekoma Boomerang

Postby coasterschile » Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:59 pm

Saturday, 10th of January - Fantasilandia

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





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Re: 22 People injured on a Vekoma Boomerang

Postby DJeXeL » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:07 pm

OK I'm confused. The last car of the train derailed or detached?
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Re: 22 People injured on a Vekoma Boomerang

Postby rcjp » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:10 pm

^From what I understood it detached. What I find odd is how it made the trip back "normally".
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Re: 22 People injured on a Vekoma Boomerang

Postby BoulderDash » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:17 pm

How would the last car even make it through the circuit? It would not be that high up on the spike so I don't think it would have enough momentum to get through.

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Re: 22 People injured on a Vekoma Boomerang

Postby GwaziBSRider1 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:18 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.
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Re: 22 People injured on a Vekoma Boomerang

Postby rcjp » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:30 pm

^When I said "normally" what I meant was that I was surprised that the last car (given that it was the lowest one on the second spike) would make it back to the station without stalling.
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Re: 22 People injured on a Vekoma Boomerang

Postby Comeagain? » Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:40 pm

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.

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Re: 22 People injured on a Vekoma Boomerang

Postby coasterbill » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:03 pm

I don't see how this is news, 28 people are injured on every boomerang every time they hit the "dispatch" button.

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Re: 22 People injured on a Vekoma Boomerang

Postby Shavethewhales » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:09 pm

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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Re: 22 People injured on a Vekoma Boomerang

Postby robbalvey » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:23 pm

Here's another video. It's hard to tell but is that the last car in the station while the other cars are vallied between the loop and the spike?

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