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M&D's Tsunami derailed

CoastinBear

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Apparently, a whole wheel assembly broke off and carriages flew off the track and landed on the ground.

Dreadful - hope the injuries aren't...


...you know. :(

EDIT: Just seen pictures - looks like the whole train came off and is a total mess on the ground. It landed on a kiddies ride.
 

davidm

Well-Known Member
Accident at M&D's Theme Park

Just seen this...

[tweet]https://twitter.com/BBCBreaking/status/747089798691692544[/tweet]
Six ambulances and six fire engines are at M&D's theme park in North Lanarkshire after a rollercoaster crashed off the rails.

Emergency crews were called to the scene near Strathclyde Park in Motherwell at 15:37.

A number of specialist officers are also at the park.

Emergency services said the incident was ongoing, but no further information was available.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-g ... t-36635086

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Tsunami ; Mirror reporting it came off rails and fell 30ft to the ground

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/md ... er-8286975

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[tweet]https://twitter.com/_demicampbell/status/747085763939008512[/tweet]

[tweet]https://twitter.com/adw1991/status/747086359848976389[/tweet]

Edit: merged topics - ECG
 

cjbrandy

Member
Re: Accident at M&D's Theme Park

Just heard about this, hope the injuries aren't severe. Feel terrible for everyone on board, a derailing is the incredibly rare worst case scenario for a coaster.
 

Swat

Member
Re: Accident at M&D's Theme Park

Another picture, from Sky News. Picture from Twitter / @DeanBorris




Another Tweet,

James Millerick ‏@James_Millerick 37m37 minutes ago
Absolutely horrified by a roller coaster crash at M and D's.
All are safe now ! First aiders did very well until emergency services arrived.
 

Sandman

Active Member
Re: Accident at M&D's Theme Park

Oh lord, hopefully the riders are all okay.

I wonder how bad a crash this was. Obviously a coaster derailment is probably worst case scenario, but I wonder at what height and speed it was travelling. It's all up in the air at the moment with this being so recent.
 

Thekingin64

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Re: Accident at M&D's Theme Park

The fact the train is upside down in that Sky news picture makes this look pretty severe! Hope everyone is ok.
 

Dave

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Re: Accident at M&D's Theme Park

Looks like the entire train has come off the rails and stayed mostly together. Reports say it landed on top of another ride nearby.
 

cjbrandy

Member
Re: Accident at M&D's Theme Park

I think the way it landed up side down may have saved everyones life as there is a sort of roof above the trains!
 

CoastinBear

New Member
Re: Accident at M&D's Theme Park

The wire fence has been knocked down, so it must have happened at a low level section of track.
 

Dave

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Re: M&D's Tsunami has derailed

[tweet]https://twitter.com/DailyMirror/status/747103576560926720[/tweet]

Unsure where it derailed from at the moment, but it slammed through the fence and onto the child's ride next to it.
 

Martyn B

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Re: M&D's Tsunami has derailed

How the hell does an entire train derail?!

Genuinely gobsmacked....
 

TilenB

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Re: M&D's Tsunami has derailed

What the hell? How can something like this even happen with the **** of safety restrictions there are in the UK? Hopefully the are no severe injuries on this.
 

furie

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Re: M&D's Tsunami has derailed

That is literally everyone's nightmare scenario there. Absolutely awful accident. Had to be wheel or track failure, unless the chassis split somehow.

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Re: M&D's Tsunami has derailed

Genuinely shocked how something could happen like this in the UK. Seriously makes you question what the M&D's maintainance must be like if the entire train derailed. Hope nobodies been hurt, but dread to think how badly this could end. Oh and what's the betting the newspapers are going to use this as an excuse to bring up The Smiler again...
 

spicy

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Re: M&D's Tsunami has derailed

Oh **** Hope everyone's ok.

Never heard of a whole train derailing before, then again has an inverted train ever derailed before?

If it is wheel failure normally you get one carriage derail and then slow the rest of the train down to a stop. Like Expedition GeForce did.

My guess is the stress on the wheels assemblies having a 'domino effect' on an inverted coaster, so once one carriage derails it puts further stress on the other wheels behind/in front causing that to derail until the whole thing comes off. Could be totally wrong though.
 
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