An Aero 360 game abruptly stopped in Kennywood's park in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, trapping 16 riders upside down for several hours.
Social media users and pages across the MENA region recently claimed that 16 Aero 360 riders at Kennywood's park in Pennsylvania were left dangling upside down for several hours before workers could safely bring the riders down to earth.
Misbar has investigated the claim and found it to be misleading. After a sudden malfunction on May 31, 2022, the Aero 360 game riders were not stuck upside down for hours at Kennywood Park in Pennsylvania, but only for minutes.
Aero 360 Malfunction Leaves People Upside Down
According to CBC Pittsburgh, the Aero 360 stopped working and left riders hanging upside down for minutes before park staff repaired the malfunctions and brought the riders safely down to earth.
CBC Pittsburgh spoke with several riders and eyewitnesses who were shocked, according to CBC correspondent Jessica Guay.
The general manager of Kennywood Park stated that the maintenance staff quickly responded, bringing the ride back to its designated rest position and safely evacuating the riders, but he did not specify how long the riders were stuck.
The manager also confirmed that the incident was being investigated and that the game would remain closed. Meanwhile, maintenance workers continue their inspection and attempt to determine what needs to be repaired.
Translated by Khadija Boufous