During a test ride of the GaleForce rollercoaster at Playland’s Castaway Cove in Ocean City, New Jersey, two dummies flew out of their seats and crash-landed on the roof of a nearby hotel.
The theme park's vice president Brian Hartley blamed the accident on the dummies and says that the rollercoaster is "100 percent safe." From NBC10
Hartley said the dummies had leaks that went undetected and they lost their mass and shape, causing them to fall.
“Obviously it’s not something that would ever happen with a person in it,” Hartley said. “You know you don’t lose rigidity in a person. The lap bar comes down. You’re secured in there.”
The rollercoaster remains in operation.
(image: Martin Lewison, CC BY-SA 2.0)
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