California's Great America says broken lift chain cause for Invertigo problem

Posted Tuesday, August 18, 2009 10:39 AM | Contributed by Jeff

On Aug. 10, California's Great America revealed one of Invertigo's two lift chains broke apart. The train was stuck in its tracks, stranding the coaster with riders dangling 40 to 80 feet in the air. Firefighters used a ladder truck with a bucket to unload 24 riders, one by one, who sweltered for up to four hours in 95-degree heat.

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