'Human error' blamed for Alton Towers rollercoaster crash

‘Human error’ blamed for Alton Towers rollercoaster crash
The Alton Towers rollercoaster crash in June which seriously injured five people was caused by human error, according to the theme park. Staff misunderstood a shutdown message and wrongly restarted the ride, an investigation by the park confirmed. No technical or mechanical issues were found with the ride itself. The Smiler ride, which has been closed since the crash, will re-open at the Staffordshire park next year with improved safety measures. “A ride shutdown message was misunderstood by …


Source: Travel Weekly

Get our weekly deals