Cable failure on slingshot-style ride sends carriage into support

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A cable on a slingshot-style ride at a French amusement park snapped during operation and sent a car containing two passengers crashing into a support. A video posted to YouTube by spectator Claude Pons at Luna Park in the town of Cap d'Agde shows the "Fifth Element" ride launch on the evening of Aug. 4 and "slingshot" up and down once while two passengers spin inside a ball-shaped car.

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