SMILER


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SMILERShort-Wave Microwave Links (EU)
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Alton Towers ride 'The Smiler' breaks down leaving riders hanging 100ft in the air in sweltering heat pic.twitter.com/JjviRoDbtB
The incident comes four years after an accident on The Smiler which left five people seriously injured.
New never before seen footage captures the sequence of mistakes leading to the doomed Alton Towers Smiler ride crash.
That is to say that an untoward event such as the one occurring on the Smiler ride would potentially have serious consequences, involving serious multiple injuries or fatalities.
An Alton Towers spokeswoman said: "On Thursday, September 1, Alton Towers Resort stopped The Smiler to investigate claims a piece of debris had fallen from a carriage.
Vicky was one of two victims who had to have legs amputated after two carriages on the Smiler collided in June last year.
The incident comes 15 months after a major crash on the Smiler on June 2 2015 in which five people were seriously injured An investigation found that a computer block stopping the ride because of a stationary car on the track had been over-ridden by staff, causing the crash.
Two teenage passengers - Vicky Balch and Leah Washington - underwent leg amputations after their carriage collided with a stationary car on the Smiler ride on June 2.
Would-be passenger Craig Toy tweeted a selfie in front of the entrance to the ride, with the caption "We are back Baby!!!" Instagram user Eleanor Eve shared a picture of the ride, with the caption: "The smiler reopened today and James and I are going to be brave."
Joe, 19, had to learn to walk again after his knees were shattered when his carriage on The Smiler rollercoaster ploughed into a stationary car at 52mph on June 2.