Ride Incident - Big Sling at Ohio State Fair

Wednesday, August 7, 2002 10:50 AM

Group according to this news story:

http://www.newsnet5.com/news/1596064/detail.html

The Big Sling, an ejection seat style ride at the Ohio State Fair suffered a broken cable Tuesday night. No one was hurt in the incident, however a teenage couple was left stranded up in the air.

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David Bowers
Mayor, Coasterville

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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 10:53 AM

Someone did submit news on this, but I decided not to post it because it really just seemed like a non-event. The redundant cables did what they were supposed to.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
"Let's stop saying 'don't quote me,' because if no one quotes you, you probably haven't said a thing worth saying." - Dogma, KMFDM

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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 10:55 AM
Thats why there are 4 cables, somebody just posted this the other day.

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The Beast and Night, They go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly

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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 12:00 PM
something more scary than the incident itself, look at the little vote thing. 94% of people who have taken the survey are concerned about carnival and fair ride safety!! quick, everyone vote!!
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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 12:12 PM

Laurence,

I too am concerned about carnival and fair ride safety...I wouldn't trust most of those carny workers to tie my shoes...Heck, most of them obviously don't know what end of the toothbrush to use! ;)

Now amusement and theme parks, on the other hand, I _DO_ trust.

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Goodbye Whizzer, dear friend. You set me rolling many years ago into this fun hobby...

RIP Whizzer: 1976 - 2002

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