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Rollercoaster passengers stranded 15 metres above ground after technical fault

Passengers on a Universal Studios’ rollercoaster in Japan were left stranded 15 metres in the air after a technical fault brought it to a sharp halt, the theme park has confirmed.

About 30 passengers were on the Flying Dinosaur ride as it was driving up a slope when a sensor went off and brought it to an emergency stop.

Universal Studios said no one was injured, but it would be investigating the cause of the incident.

The roller coaster called "The Flying Dinosaur " stops urgently while driving at a theme park "Universal Studios Japan" in Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture on Feb. 9, 2022. The roller coaster stopped with more about 30 passengers on board at the height of 15-meter. ( The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images )
The Flying Dinosaur is currently the world’s second longest flying rollercoaster and travels at 62 miles per hour.

It follows a series of incidents at the popular theme park in Osaka, including another rollercoaster coming to an emergency halt on 22 January this year.


The Flying Dinosaur was also reported to have broken down in May 2018, leaving 64 passengers suspended 100ft (30m) above the ground.

The ride is currently the world’s second longest flying rollercoaster and travels at 62 miles per hour.

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The ‘Flying Dinosaur’ in Japan left more than 60 stranded at a height of between 20 to 30 metres for up to two hours.


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