13 August 2011

Overnight stay in cable car at Tegelberg!

A tandem paraglider pilot got stuck in the cables of the Tegelberg cablecar yesterday and the whole cable car stopped immediately. Three helicopters were first getting the paraglider and his passenger out of the cables, then they winched 30 passengers of one cable car 50 m down to the ground.
The wind picked up a lot, so it was not possible to also free the 19 passengers of the other cable car cabin. They had to stay in the cabin in the air over night and were rescued this morning. See the video report in the German news here.
Luckily the paraglider pilot, his passenger and also all the people who had been stuck in the cable car overnight are fine!

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