150 people were stranded atop the world’s tallest observation wheel in Las Vegas. Terrifying videos show passengers trapped in glass pods as they tilted precariously.
150 people were stranded on the High Roller observation wheel on the Las Vegas Strip after a malfunction last Friday.
The passengers were suspended up to 550 feet in the air for about 90 minutes, KSNV reported.
Videos of the malfunction show passengers sliding and hanging onto the rails as the carousel’s pods tilted.
About 150 people were stranded atop the world’s tallest observation wheel over the weekend, according to reports, recent images show passengers slipping as the ride malfunctions.
The High Roller observation wheel on the Las Vegas Strip stopped working last Friday night due to a “network connectivity issue involving one of the cabins” which caused the ride to stop, the owner said of the ride, Caesars Entertainment. KSNV.
Passengers were suspended 550 feet in the air for about 90 minutes while engineers worked to resume wheel spin and safely disembark passengers, according to KSNV.
Some of the stranded passengers recorded the terrifying incident and shared their footage on TikTok, racking up millions of views, Newsweek reported.
A video, shared by TikTok user @esmyyyyyy, shows passengers lying on the ground with their feet resting against the windows as the basket tilts. “The scariest moment ever,” she said in the video.
In another video shared by @esmyyyyyy, she said everyone started calling 911 because “we thought we were going to die” and described the situation as “really scary”.
A TikTok video shared by @loveeemartha shows people sliding down the capsule, finding themselves pinned to a glass.
A clip, shared by @ pinedaivan17, shows a man hanging on a rail “for dear life” to prevent himself from falling on the other side of the pod.
All passengers disembarked safely and were reimbursed, according to Caesars Entertainment.
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