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Power Outage Strands Tourists Hanging On Stratosphere for 90 minutes

By Chuckmonster on Wednesday, 16th November 2005 11:10am
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Six tourists from Japan were reported Wednesday to be OK after being stranded for about 90 minutes on a casino thrill ride 866 feet above the Las Vegas Strip.

Officials blamed a power outage caused by the crash of a car into a street-level electricity transformer for the Tuesday night mishap near the top of the Stratosphere tower, the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River.

Six riders were left stranded in seats aboard the teeter-totter type X-Scream, which stopped in a down-slant position jutting 27 feet over the edge of the tower.

A roller-coaster, a rapid outdoor vertical lift called the "Big Shot," and "Insanity," an attraction that spins riders at the end of mechanical fingers suspended over the edge of the tower, also stopped when power was interrupted about 5:45 p.m.

The X-Scream riders were returned to safety after power was restored about 7:15 p.m.



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