Six Flags Accident
at Superman Tower of Power in Kentucky
A 13-year old girl lost both
of her feet when a Superman ride malfunctioned Thursday
afternoon at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville.
accident happened around 4:45 p.m. Thursday on the Superman
Tower of Power, formerly known as the "Hell-a-vator."
Riders are strapped in and slowly taken to the top, then dropped
at a speed of 56 miles per hour before easing to a stop on the
ground. That's what happened here except for one major mishap. A
metal cable snapped and severed the feet of the 13-year old
girl. The girl's name and hometown have not been released
because she is a minor.
According to Six Flags no one else was hurt. A broken
cable could be seen sticking out from the side of the tower. The
ride is shut down indefinitely. The theme park says it's trying
to figure out what exactly went wrong.
Published on 06/22/2007