Stratosphere Swing Tower Stalls at MN, WI State Fairs
The Stratosphere Swing Tower at the Minnesota State Fair stalled for the second day in the row.
The ride stopped at about 11 a.m. Friday leaving fairgoers stranded in the air for about 45 minutes.
In a repeat of Thursday's incident, a worker climbed up the ride and lowered it safely to the ground.
At this point, it's unclear why the ride stalled for a second time.
Fair officials say Thursday's stall occurred after a small latch was caught.
KSTP has learned this is the same ride that stalled twice at the Wisconsin State Fair earlier this month.
The ride inspector insists that this ride is safe, and hopes to have it reopened by Saturday. He explains that a safety mechanism stops the ride anytime it senses a fault. He says the safety mechanism was triggered the last two days, and in Wisconsin.
There is only one Stratosphere Swing Tower. It's a ride from Europe and made it's American debut at the Wisconsin State Fair.
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Additional details on Friday's incident have not been released. Stay with KSTP.com for updates on this developing story.