Posts Tagged: Paraglider



Paraglider Cripples Gondola

Image via The Local.

Last week a German paraglider crashed into the cables of a Bavarian gondola. The incident trapped 20 people in the gondola for 17 hours overnight.

There were no injuries or fatalities and all parties were rescued via helicopter.

Does this mean gondolas are unsafe? No. It means accidents happen. For example:

Take 5 minutes to google various combinations of words like; metro, accident, stranded, subway, etc. and you’ll see that accidents with various public transportation technologies aren’t anything special – indeed, they’re common.

Much more common, in fact, than accidents involving cable cars and gondolas.

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