"Birdmen" coaster in Japan - accident?

Saturday, December 28, 2002 12:25 PM

Someone posted in another (unrelated) topic about the Birdmen coaster in Japan (http://rcdb.com/installationdetail1193.htm) which only operated for a few months until an accident rendered it SBNO.

Has anyone got any details on the accident? Was it bad, or was it just such that it needs to be comprehensively modified? Will it re-open.

Thanks. Have a good new year everyone.

Regards, Marcus
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Saturday, December 28, 2002 12:42 PM
I'm pretty sure that two cars collided and one riders was killed.

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Saturday, December 28, 2002 1:03 PM
Yeah, a little boy I think.
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Saturday, December 28, 2002 2:38 PM
Yes...it looked like a fun ride too.....wish it was open when I was there :(

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- "I used to be in the audio/visual club, but I was kicked out because of my views on Vietnam........and I was stealing projectors" - Homer Simpson

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Saturday, December 28, 2002 2:48 PM

According to news reports from the accident scene, only 2 people were injured. The injuries were caused by the car stopping violently, and the riders slamming into their restraints. http://members.aol.com/rides911/2001.htm

Check it out.
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Saturday, December 28, 2002 3:40 PM
What month is the article under?

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Saturday, December 28, 2002 3:54 PM

May... rollercoaster malfunctions... injures 2
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Saturday, December 28, 2002 4:54 PM
Thank you.

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Saturday, December 28, 2002 6:06 PM

nasai said:

...the power to kick your booty is in my gun shaped arms



Not to be picky or anything, but isn't *kicking* normally a "leg thing"...;)

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Sunday, December 29, 2002 12:09 AM

Thanks for the answers. Hopefully it was only an injury and it'll re-open after they ensure it can't happen again.

It looks quite a fun coaster - better than Skytrak at Granada Studios which was - I think - the first flying coaster. It operated for only a short time before closing, though.

Regards, Marcus
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Sunday, December 29, 2002 9:32 AM
No, there was a death :( I can guarentee it.

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- "I used to be in the audio/visual club, but I was kicked out because of my views on Vietnam........and I was stealing projectors" - Homer Simpson

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Sunday, December 29, 2002 9:44 AM
skytrak was excellent, I done a page!

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Sunday, December 29, 2002 10:58 AM
Where can I find the info, Jeff? Now you have piqued my interest in this accident.
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Sunday, December 29, 2002 7:21 PM
Rob, my friend from Ami (who took me to the park)showed me the newspaper report after the accident. He also showed me a report online (in Japanese) the day after the accident. I forget if one or two were killed, but I can sadly guarantee there was a death. I don't have any specific info handy right now, as I was getting it all through my friends there.

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- "I used to be in the audio/visual club, but I was kicked out because of my views on Vietnam........and I was stealing projectors" - Homer Simpson

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Monday, December 30, 2002 6:30 AM
On Coastergallery there is a bit of info on the accident. Seems as if two cars collided and 2 were injured, one of the people died later of his/her injuries.

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Monday, December 30, 2002 6:54 AM
Yeah, that's my info ;)

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