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    Thrill Ride Accident Kills 6

    The Associated Press and Ming Pao Daily News in Hong Kong are reporting that an accident which killed 6 people and injured 9 others occured yesterday at the OCT East theme park in Shenzhen, a subarb of Hong Kong.

    The accident occured on the ride, "Space Journey", which is a space shuttle-esque flight simulator that can carry up to 48 people. Details about the accident are not being released, except that one of the cabins somehow came loose and fell 50 feet.


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    Re: Thrill Ride Accident Kills 6

    Oh my gosh that's terrible. Do we really need comments for this? I'm feeling bad about commenting now it sounds too aweful.

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    Re: Thrill Ride Accident Kills 6

    This is quite shocking! Simulator rides are not even classified as thrill rides. I've never known of any fatalities on one. WDW's Mission: Space had some serious injuries when it first opened...but they were due to the intense forces of the ride, and not as a result of anything malfunctioning or falling apart. The only fatalities I've heard of at amusement parks are those associated with thrill rides such as roller coasters.

    Come to think of it, I had heard of a CM that was smashed by a moving wall at Innoventions, and then died. Nevertheless, I've always thought of simulator attractions as 100% safe.
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    Re: Thrill Ride Accident Kills 6

    Very sad.

    How does a simulator ride fall 50 feet?


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    Re: Thrill Ride Accident Kills 6

    It breaks I guess.

    I can't think of any other ride where 6 people have died in one accident though other than the Great Adventure fun house fire of 84. It really is a shocking amount of people!

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    Re: Thrill Ride Accident Kills 6

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    Very sad.

    How does a simulator ride fall 50 feet?
    The ride itself goes up and down so a wire cut lose. This news is very sad and shocking.
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    Re: Thrill Ride Accident Kills 6

    That is pretty horrible indeed...bad stuff to hear of, no doubts.

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    Re: Thrill Ride Accident Kills 6

    I always thought about this happening while on Star Tours...

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    Re: Thrill Ride Accident Kills 6

    We'll probably never know the details thanks to the propaganda they push in China.

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