The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions

Calendar


HeraldNet Headlines
HeraldNet Newsletter Delivered to your inbox each week.


Published: Saturday, August 2, 2014, 1:21 p.m.

Coaster stops during 233-foot ascent; riders walk

JACKSON, N.J. — A New Jersey roller coaster lost power partway up its 233-foot peak, forcing riders to walk down along the tracks to the ground.
The Nitro coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson was shut down after Friday afternoon’s outage. No one was hurt.
NBC New York reports park personnel climbed the ride’s access stairs and helped passengers to the ground.
A park spokeswoman tells the Asbury Park Press that Nitro’s computer system stopped the ride as designed. She says all the passengers were off the ride in 23 minutes.
The ride reopened less than an hour later after safety checks.
According to the park’s website, Nitro hits speeds up to 80 mph and features a 540-degree helix spiral and a 215-foot drop.

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

loading...
HeraldNet Classifieds