Digging deeper into the Superman accident

Posted Tuesday, August 21, 2001 4:33 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Now that Six Flags New England has released its findings as to why two trains collided on its Superman roller coaster, many members have more questions than answers. Intamin's magnetic braking system should be fault tolerant.

What happened? CoasterBuzz member and keeper of the Roller Coaster Rollback(TM) Dave Althoff, Jr., a student of ride safety systems, has analyzed the braking system of these Intamin coasters so you can decide for yourself.

Visit Dave's site for the whole story, with photos.

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