A bizarre accident forced Cedar Point's newest roller coaster to shut down for the day and possibly longer.
A tire is to blame for the ride closing on Friday, August 10, 2018. Cedar Point's communications director Tony Clark tells MLive the tire which detached was not actually on one of the coaster's trains.
"A rubber tire from the ride's drive system, located inside the track and not on the train itself, detached from its motor," Clark said. "The ride stopped as designed and all riders were escorted off without incident. We hope to have the ride back up and running soon."
8/12/2018 10:37:39 pm
Most if not all modern roller coasters are not run by some untrained teenager, what is actually controlling the ride is a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Its impossible for an operator to release a train into the system to "early" The tire coming off the transfer portion of the ride was as they listed it ...a freak accident. But the PLC system also did find an error in the logic and put a stop to the system. You folks need to understand how PLC programs are written and how many both back-up and safety systems are all ready in place. It's a brand neww ride and configuration. By years and I'm sure it will have much less "down time". Anything made by man can break or fail. A sensor or a limit switch is no exception. And when they do fail then the system shuts it's self down
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