Rollercoaster Derails in Mexico City

Sunday, September 29, 2019 10:46 PM

Sad news from Mexico City. https://www.foxnews.com/world/mexico-roller-coaster-accident-amusem...ark-derail

Not a whole lot of detail in the article.

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Sunday, September 29, 2019 11:25 PM

Given the make and model, seems eerily similar to the Mindbender accident. Last Car even.

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Monday, September 30, 2019 12:02 AM

So we know that S&S provides parts and services for the pre-existing Arrow coasters.

Just curious, who is it that supplies Schwarzkopfs ? Zierer I'm guessing?

Last edited by Llama Drama, Monday, September 30, 2019 12:03 AM
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Monday, September 30, 2019 4:19 AM

I think it's Maurer

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019 9:32 PM

Who did the newest SDL trains, Mauer or Gerstlauer? I forget.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019 10:01 PM

Gerstlauer provided the new trains for Sooper Dooper Looper and added magnetic brakes to it as well. The ex Turbine in Belgium, an enclosed Shuttle Loop, reopened a few years ago after major work from Gerstlauer. New train (that's too light and oddly bounces around the track) and new LIM launch system that replaces the old Flywheel system. Psyke Underground is a weird experience now!

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019 11:22 PM

Yeah, and eerily similar accident to Mindbender, or at least it appears similar.

This accident makes me wonder about manufacturer responsibility though. I'm wondering, if a manufacturer sells a ride to a park, and then that park re-sells the ride to a different park, does the manufacturer shed some liability if there is an accident?

I would assume that by relocating a ride, assuming that there is no reinspection of the new installation by the manufacturer, that they could claim they weren't responsible for a manufacturing defect on a ride (assuming it wasn't gross negligence). I'm not an attorney, nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, but was just curious on how that works.

I also found it interesting how they changed the trains on Mindbender to have all "front cars" so that each train had two sets of wheels (opposed to the trailing axle only).

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019 10:38 PM

I'm not a lawyer, but I suspect that relocation doesn't shield the manufacturer much, unless the manufacturer can prove it was an installation or maintenance issue. No matter what, any of these accidents are losses for all parties involved, most importantly those injured on the ride, but also for the park and the manufacturer.

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Friday, October 4, 2019 11:50 AM

eerily similar accident to Mindbender, or at least it appears similar

When did the Mindbender accident happen? I don't seem to recall this at all. What happened?

Last edited by robotfactory, Friday, October 4, 2019 11:58 AM
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Friday, October 4, 2019 12:45 PM

1986. Catastrophic failure that caused a derailment that killed 3 people.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindbender_(Galaxyland)#1986_accident

Last edited by bigboy, Friday, October 4, 2019 12:45 PM
Friday, October 4, 2019 4:32 PM

Walt S said:

I'm not a lawyer, but I suspect that relocation doesn't shield the manufacturer much, unless the manufacturer can prove it was an installation or maintenance issue. No matter what, any of these accidents are losses for all parties involved, most importantly those injured on the ride, but also for the park and the manufacturer.

I agree Walt. It's lose-lose all around here in this situation. My condolences to all those involved with this accident.

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