Turkish fair ride collapse

Jeff's avatar

I can't find a good English version of this report, but if you're using Chrome, Google Translate seems to make a serviceable translation from the Turkish text.

https://www.milliyet.com.tr/gundem/lunaparkta-3-cocuk-dehseti-yasam...or-6772193

It's crazy the three kids survived considering the gondola landed upside down. Anyone know what model this is?


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Did by-standers prop the gondola up on the table or did it land like that?


Raven-Phile's avatar

I'm not certain what the actual make and model it is, but it looks like a knock-off of an SBF Visa ride. I'm wondering who actually made it.

kpjb's avatar

Luckily only kids on the ride, adults whose heads extended above the OTSR likely wouldn't have survived.


Hi

Wow. These spinning pendulum rides haven't had much success over the past few years. The Ohio State Fair incident (KMG FireBall), the India collapse (knock-off), and this (also a knock-off I believe) have caused some serious damage and even fatalities. The kids on this are exceptionally lucky and I wish them all a quick recovery from their injuries. Guess I'm glad I can't handle these types of rides anymore.

This looks to be a knockoff of a SBF Midi Dance Party. Turkish knockoffs of rides are a plague on European fairgrounds, with horrific build quality and bad materials. They are worst than chinese knockoffs at this point, since China finally has oversight on build and operation, while Turkey doesn't.


Absimilliard:

This looks to be a knockoff of a SBF Midi Dance Party. Turkish knockoffs of rides are a plague on European fairgrounds, with horrific build quality and bad materials. They are worst than chinese knockoffs at this point, since China finally has oversight on build and operation, while Turkey doesn't.

I don't think that's a fair statement, pun not intended.

There are a lot of ride manufacturers in Turkey, and many of them produce extremely high quality attractions. Remember that anything operating in Europe has to pass local inspection before it can take customers.


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