THE SMILER CRASH!

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Re: BREAKING NEWS: THE SMILER CRASH!

Postby Thekingin64 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:12 pm

Wow! Didn't think it would be mean shutting the whole park for it! I can understand just X-sector though since they would need the space to work without masses of onlookers constantly there.
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: THE SMILER CRASH!

Postby Simba » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:17 pm

I guess its probably more for precautionary measures and to make sure that their isn't any fatalities among the seriously injured front row riders, but I didn't expect that it would happen either.
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: THE SMILER CRASH!

Postby Thekingin64 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:40 pm

True. I suppose it would also make it easier for the air ambulance to land on the Towers Green just outside X-sector if they require it again.
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: THE SMILER CRASH!

Postby Dalek Sec » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:52 pm

Well hopefully they won't need to have another air ambulance, as I think that would really start to put the nail in the coffin for such a young but plagued with problems rollercoaster.
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: THE SMILER CRASH!

Postby Eclipse » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:58 pm

^Oh dear god, I can just picture the headlines now "Smiler Doomed Forever" and "Goodbye To The World's Most Jinxed Rollercoaster".
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: THE SMILER CRASH!

Postby Thekingin64 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:06 pm

Dalek Sec wrote:Well hopefully they won't need to have another air ambulance, as I think that would really start to put the nail in the coffin for such a young but plagued with problems rollercoaster.


It definitely would, Dalek. Hopefully, they won't need the air ambulance again but anything could happen e.g. investigator falling off the temporary platform that was erected for the investigation.
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: THE SMILER CRASH!

Postby Kumali » Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:23 pm

Yay for positive thinking there, King! Lets just hope you haven't jinxed anything by mentioning them needing the air ambulance again.
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: THE SMILER CRASH!

Postby TheAustralianViper » Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:24 pm

Oh gosh, this is terrible news, I know these accidents are very freak in nature but, it's really hard to work out why this incident happened, I mean the computer system which controls it shouldn't have allowed the train to pass the lifthill cause the valleyed train would never have reached the sensor that it was in a safe place for the subsquent train. - I just hope Alton Towers will actually explain what went wrong with it, and not try to pass it off as just a technically glitch.
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: THE SMILER CRASH!

Postby Simba » Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:25 pm

I know what you mean TheAustralianViper, I am still don't understand that, but I guess it was just a complete fail of the fail safe systems cause a train not completing a section should have caused a fail safe cut off so the trains weren't on the same block of track, my first post has been updated with a statement from Nick Varney, chief executive of Merlin Entertainments and also the update from Alton Towers that the whole park will remain closed tomorrow, which doesn't seem very promising.
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: THE SMILER CRASH!

Postby Dalek Sec » Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:05 pm

In all honesty I don't expect the park to be reopen till next week and I wouldn't be at all suprised if The Smiler doesn't open again this season. - Personally even though Alton Towers will be the ones with all the critism for the accident, I feel the actual blame of the accident should go to Gerstleuar who built the coaster, and I dread to think how many of their rollercoasters potentially have this issue.
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