Passengers get stuck in midair on ride at Ohio State Fair on opening day
Posted: 1:16 PM, Jul 27, 2018
News 5 Staff
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<p>Photo courtesy of Will Kerr.</p>
Multiple passengers on an amusement ride were temporarily stuck in midair on the opening day of the Ohio State Fair Wednesday.
According to ABC 6 (WSYX)
, Will Kerr caught the incident on video. Kerr said he saw a hose underneath the "Free Fall" ride blow out.
Warning: The video below contains graphic language.
Ride operators said the ride functioned as intended and stopped with the passengers in place when a "variance of air pressure" was detected, WSYX reported
. The passengers were safely lowered back to the ground and the ride underwent maintenance.
Last year one person died and several others were seriously injured when a ride malfunctioned.