Passengers Get Stuck On Six Flags Ride

Six Flags Great Adventure (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

JACKSON – A group of park-goers had a scary experience at Six Flags Great Adventure when they got stuck suspended in the air on a ride on Sunday, June 3.

The passengers on the SkyScreamer were in the air for about 15 minutes before being lowered manually. The ride isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s a new spin on a swing ride that brings riders 242 feet in the air and drops them at 40 miles an hour while being spun in a circle.

When one of the ride’s safety sensors detected and error, it stopped the ride in mid-air, according to park officials.

“One of the ride’s many safety sensors detected an error and engaged the ride’s emergency stop causing it to stop at a mid-point location. Our team returned the ride to its home position and guests safely exited the ride on the ground,” said Kaitlyn Pitts, Public Relations for Six Flags Great Adventure. “The safety of our guests is our top priority and the ride will be closed for a thorough inspection before re-opening.”

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