- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indianapolis Zoo spokeswoman says a ride that left six passengers stranded some 35 feet above an orangutan exhibit likely will remain closed for the rest of the year.

Spokeswoman Judy Palermo tells WISH-TV (https://bit.ly/1vErWKn ) the Skyline Ride has been repaired but likely won’t be inspected until the weather gets warmer next spring or summer. She says the cooler weather normally would have shut down the ride for the season.

The ride stopped on Oct. 12, stranding the passengers in their gondolas for nearly two hours.

Palermo says a driveshaft in a gearbox broke, causing the stoppage. Firefighters rescued six passengers, lowering them to the ground in a lift basket. No one was injured.


Information from: WISH-TV, https://www.wishtv.com/

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