About 20 people were trapped 30 meters in the air for more than two hours when the roller coaster they were riding in stopped working Thursday evening near Washington DC.
Prince George’s County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady tweeted that the ride at Six Flags Park in Largo, Md., stopped around 5:30 p.m.
The Joker’s Jinx includes several passages where the train ends up upside down, but, fortunately for the passengers, the stop did not occur at one of these places. “The Joker’s Jinx did not complete its normal lap, which caused it to stop at a safe location on the track,” Six Flags said in a statement.
— Mark Brady (@PIOMarkBrady) April 13, 2017
The firefighters used a basket to lower the passengers in small groups.
— Mark Brady (@PIOMarkBrady) April 14, 2017
Another group of passengers had been stuck for nearly five hours on the same ride in August 2014.