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    BTMRR Accident

    Does anyone know where the train de railed the track killing the man in 2003?

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    Re: BTMRR Accident

    In Disneyland.

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    Re: BTMRR Accident

    Sorry for my attempts at a joke. The official press conference with Michael Eisner only stated it was in a tunnel, but press reports at the time stated the following:

    "Nicoletti said it happened in a tunnel, but could not specify which one. The speculation among those close to the park, however, is that the engine disconnected while it was going up the final lift tunnel on the ride, where the fake rock slide is. Those who have been on the ride will probably understand that this is the steepest portion of the ride."

    More is posted at mouseplanet.com.

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    Re: BTMRR Accident

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogberto
    More is posted at mouseplanet.com.
    To be exact here:

    http://www.mouseplanet.com/btmrr_accident/index.htm

    I wasn't aware that there were a NUMBER of accidents! I did think the thing sounded a little rattly when I rode it, and only found out afterwards about these things. Still, strangely doesn't worry me too much...
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    Re: BTMRR Accident

    yeah, that was a dark day.

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    Re: BTMRR Accident

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogberto
    Sorry for my attempts at a joke. The official press conference with Michael Eisner only stated it was in a tunnel, but press reports at the time stated the following:

    "Nicoletti said it happened in a tunnel, but could not specify which one. The speculation among those close to the park, however, is that the engine disconnected while it was going up the final lift tunnel on the ride, where the fake rock slide is. Those who have been on the ride will probably understand that this is the steepest portion of the ride."
    Those press reports are completely wrong. The accident happened in the tunnel just before the second lift hill. You know, where you see the possoms and the coyote howling before going into the tunnel.
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    Re: BTMRR Accident

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogberto
    Sorry for my attempts at a joke. The official press conference with Michael Eisner only stated it was in a tunnel, but press reports at the time stated the following:

    "Nicoletti said it happened in a tunnel, but could not specify which one. The speculation among those close to the park, however, is that the engine disconnected while it was going up the final lift tunnel on the ride, where the fake rock slide is. Those who have been on the ride will probably understand that this is the steepest portion of the ride."

    More is posted at mouseplanet.com.
    I heard that the man was moving around...attempting to stand.
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    Re: BTMRR Accident

    I saw pictures of the accident. I'll see If I can find them

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLFreak71
    I heard that the man was moving around...attempting to stand.
    The official police and OSHA reports are floating around in cyberspace, and I recall nothing even hinting at this. The engine derailed, the back lifted up in the air, and came crashing down on the occupants of the first row of riders.

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    I found them!

    These pictures show how serious the accident was.











    In case you don't know what this is, this is what I think cause the accident, the inccorrectly installed guide wheel that got jammed in the brake system.

    http://rideinsider.com/btmrr/090503/.../page0002.html
    Last edited by Nautilus; 06-24-2006 at 06:24 PM. Reason: Link fix

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    Re: BTMRR Accident

    So the accedent was where you hear that animal thing and then you can see and you kind of go up the whoop thing right before the hill with the goat?

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    Re: BTMRR Accident

    Quote Originally Posted by Chernabog
    Those press reports are completely wrong. The accident happened in the tunnel just before the second lift hill. You know, where you see the possoms and the coyote howling before going into the tunnel.
    You know, I'm really not surprised that that was the one. That's the only place where it really feels like you've got much speed coming up to a lift hill. That one freaks me out everytime - glad to see that I wasn't going crazy.
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    Re: BTMRR Accident

    Since you guys brought it up, how exactly did the train derail?

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    Re: BTMRR Accident

    Did disney not test the ride before the crash. Did it happen early in the morning also?

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