Coaster derails at Scottish theme park - 10 injured

Sunday, June 26, 2016 8:46 PM

Wow this is a crazy story!! First time I've read about something like this happening in an actual established theme park, rather than a travelling fair/carnival type atmosphere. It's finally up on legitimate news sites now:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/26/europe/roller-coaster-derails-at-scot...heme-park/

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Sunday, June 26, 2016 9:39 PM

Well the coaster in question has traveled extensively in South America before coming to Scotland. It's a Pinfari ride, one that I haven't seen traveled in North America .http://rcdb.com/2433.htm

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Sunday, June 26, 2016 10:38 PM

It starts out with the same layout as an SLC and then turns into a pinfari type layout. I didn't even know this was a model of coaster they made.

For the train to literally fall off the track though, that is one serious failure. My heart goes out to all ok board and who saw it and their loved ones.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016 11:33 PM

A travelling inverted coaster?! That just sounds crazy to me. Maybe because I've never seen one over here in the States. Such a tiny little twisted footprint on this coaster. Looking at Pinfari's list of coasters, there are a couple other real similar models still operating out there around the world. Curious to see what the outcome of an investigation into this coaster reveals. Poor maintenance? Bad design? Will the other models maintain operations in the meantime?

Last edited by GooDFeLLoW, Sunday, June 26, 2016 11:33 PM
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Monday, June 27, 2016 3:15 AM

GooDFeLLoW said:

Wow this is a crazy story!! First time I've read about something like this happening in an actual established theme park, rather than a travelling fair/carnival type atmosphere. It's finally up on legitimate news sites now:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/26/europe/roller-coaster-derails-at-scot...heme-park/

M&Ds is to all intents and purposes a permanent carnival. It is owned by showmen who travel quite a number of rides around what we used to call the United Kingdom.

This is a really bizarre accident. I've been on the ride in question, maybe ten years ago, and I remember it being fairly decent. I wonder what went wrong.

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Monday, June 27, 2016 8:22 AM

I think it's a strong possibility that it was a maintenance issue. Considering at set of wheels fell off (one set that we know of), it seems likely that it was metal fatigue. Once the first set came off, there would have been more strain on the remaining wheels, possibly causing them to fail as well.

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