Date: Jun 28, 2015
By: Wang Kuan-jen and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
Sixteen passengers were yesterday trapped in ferris wheel carriages at the
Miramar Entertainment Park in Taipei’s Dazhi area (大直) for about 30 minutes due to the system detecting high wind speeds, the Miramar complex said.
Park general manager Hsieh Chia-han (謝佳翰) said the system automatically shut off the supply of electricity to the attraction, as gusts of wind reaching 15 on the Beaufort wind force scale were detected.
The ride’s eight security systems had to be restarted manually, Hsieh said.
The ferris wheel has 48 carriages, which have a maximum capacity of six people each, Hsieh said. [FULL STORY]