STUCK UPSIDE DOWN.

Sunday, July 2, 2006 10:14 AM
The Afterburner Rollercoaster at Fun Spot, Indiana was stuck upside down stranding 12 riders & sending 5 to Hospital.

Read More.. HERE

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Sunday, July 2, 2006 10:52 AM
I feel bad for this little park. It's such a great place for families, and something like this doesn't help them out at all. Also, last year the Safari kiddie coaster derailed, but luckily nobody was injured.
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Sunday, July 2, 2006 11:54 AM
A few years back the Zyklon (or however it's spelled) had an in-station collision injuring one of our own.
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Sunday, July 2, 2006 12:47 PM
I just read about this on Xtreme Coasters about five minutes ago!

That would suck so bad!

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Sunday, July 2, 2006 1:52 PM
I remember a time I thought it was impossible. Now this is the 3rd time in about 10 years a coaster has gotten stuck upside down. Amazing.
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Sunday, July 2, 2006 2:46 PM
That stinks, I really liked this park a LOT. We had a blast there, and Afterburner was a real highlight for me.

Glad everyone is basically OK.

*** Edited 7/2/2006 6:47:01 PM UTC by rollergator***

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Sunday, July 2, 2006 3:14 PM
Looks like the same situation as the Demon had in 1998. Glad everyones ok. *** Edited 7/2/2006 7:14:29 PM UTC by jonrev***
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Sunday, July 2, 2006 4:13 PM
So that seems they had accidents on every single one of their coasters during the last years.
I don't know - but doesn't that ring some kind of bell?
Is this really just "bad luck"?
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Sunday, July 2, 2006 4:42 PM
I think their swinging ship ride is held together entirely by duct tape. This park is only 45 minutes from me and I have only been there less then a handful of times.

I went there last about two years ago and they have a few good rides and the employees were really nice, but it just didn't look that great. The rides needed a little TLC. And whatever you do, don't drink the water!!! Oh my gosh, I have never had to chew my water until I went there! LOL!

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Monday, July 3, 2006 10:33 PM
I'm kinda curious as to how this happened, and why a sledge hammer didn't budge it. Looks like an interesting little park, gotta love their accident history though...
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Monday, July 3, 2006 11:25 PM
Isn't this the third hand Arrow shuttle loop that has been for sale for at least the last four years? The thing never worked right to begin with.
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Monday, July 3, 2006 11:39 PM
Is the coaster for sale? Hmm...well, I like the rides, they are fuuuun...
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Tuesday, July 4, 2006 12:22 AM
http://www.fortwayne.com/images/fortwayne/journalgazette/news/coaster3_07-03-2006_M4753DK.jpg (click above for photo) *** Edited 7/4/2006 4:23:07 AM UTC by rushfootball.com***
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Tuesday, July 4, 2006 12:33 AM
I would be so disoriented after being stuck up side down for 40 minutes.
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Saturday, July 8, 2006 12:11 AM
More information has come in on this one.

Check out this link:
http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/14964504.htm

Specifically, the part that talks about the fire department having the rider operators turn off the power to the ride when they arrived, then telling them to turn it back on. Also, the reports of "gusts of air" being released from restraints. Is that normal for what I assume are Arrow trains with OSTRs?

And finally, I still don't think anyone has answered how it happened. I mean, a cable came loose from a pulley, but how did that allow it to get stuck in such a precarious position? Is that just bad luck? They did just push it free , so it wasn't an obstruction. Weird and scary.

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