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Air Glory ride cited for 25 code violations; report suggests operator, not deficiences, to blame for death
Owner: operator "had a tendency not to lock the carabiner after attaching the rider to the ride."
(Friday, July 27, 2007) – The Air Glory freefall ride from which a girl fell to her death in Wisconsin on July 14 has been cited for 25 code violations by investigators who inspected the ride after the accident. Officials from the Wisconsin Commerce Department do not believe that the deficiencies contributed to the girl's death because the ride was operating properly at the time she was killed. However, one official said that the ride might have been red-tagged if the violations had been discovered before the accident. The ride was due for an inspection three days after the accident.