Japan rollercoaster stalls with riders hanging 100ft above ground

Japan rollercoaster stalls with riders hanging 100ft above ground

The white-knuckle ride launched in March 2016 and is now the world's longest flying roller coaster, boasting a top speed of 62mph.

Two carriages from the Jurassic Park-inspired Flying Dinosaur ride came to a sudden stop after a safety mechanism was triggered at around 4.45pm, Japanese media reported.

One stopped on the upward track, leaving passengers horizontally facing the ground, while the other remained suspended closer to the departure and arrival platform.

After the operation of the ride was immediately halted, staff were able to guide stranded passengers back to safety along the rail of the rollercoaster. No injuries or casualties were reported.

It was an amusement park-goer's worst nightmare.

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Despite what happened, many visitors to the theme park, which was packed due to the Golden Week holidays, queued to ride the rollercoaster as soon as operations resumed following a test run shortly after 7pm on Tuesday.

The operator of an amusement park in western Japan says a faulty motor control part is the cause of a recent roller coaster mishap. There were two similar malfunctions a year ago on the ride.

No one was injured in the incident, and riders lined up to give it a go when the coaster reopened later in the day.

"It's already a terrifying ride, so I want them to operate it safely", another woman, who rode the ride shortly before it stalled, told the Times.

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