HomeTheme ParkSlingshot ride cable snaps during ride

I’ve never ridden one of these, but have always wanted to.  I’m surprised at this news because this is the second ride in the last month that I’ve seen in the news having a snapped cable.  The last one snapped while it was on the ground so no one was injured, but this one snapped while it was in motion causing it to bounce over into a tower and breaking one passengers leg.  They’re lucky it broke at the bottom of its’ bounce because that used up most of it’s momentum.  If it had snapped at the top, gravity would have made it swing much faster.  Below is the video of the accident.

 

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