Anyone heard anything about the park's future? who won the bid ti run it?
1. The ride Quimera operated outside the norms established on it's own manual, official mexican norms and complementary technical norms.
2. According to the ride's manual, the rollercoaster was operating without the required conditions, as it was functioning with 5 cars instead of 6, with no corrective maintenance and under seriously unsafe conditions.
3. The lack of proper maintenance was the cause of the derrailment and subsequent fall of car number 5, causing the deaths of two people and serious injuries on other two.
Causes of the accident
The General Attorney's Office will prosecute the people responsible and/or the company under the charges of culpable homicide and injuries. Once the legal procedure begins, they will release a list of those accused.
The manual that the company used to operate the ride was not the original, the used incomplete copies of the technical specifications translated to english and spanish.
The Attorney concluded that Quimera operated under seriously unsafe conditions such as poorly maintained seatbelts, oil leaks on equipments, fissures on the wheel trucks, broken screws on the track joints and damages on the rails.
"Loop number one showed excessive movement, all three loops required leveling, the operator's display had failures that had been reported before, and the routine technical inspection of september 29th (the day of the accident) determined that the ride had a reliability of 58%, because of that, the coaster should not have been opened to the public until the failures were corrected.
How the accident happened
According to the Attorney's Office, and based on the maintenance log, the roller coaster was not in condition to operate safely.
"The prevailing conditions originated excessive vibration in all of the ride's elements, causing the screws of the right wheel truck on the last car to fall off and therefore causing the whole right set of wheels to derail, the train followed it's path because the left truck was still in place, but when the coaster turned right, the last car derailed completely and became airborne, pulled by the speeding train until it hit the support structure, the hit snapped the last car off, which started spinning while falling, throwing the two now deceased passengers to the ground"
La Feria is looking to perform it's own investigation with the help of a foreign expert, but according to the Attorney's Office, the company has not followed the proper legal protocol and therefore, no official request has been fullfilled.
The first few pages of the discussion on TPR made me raise an eyebrow or two at the hypocrisy coming from a particular member.Careful what you say before a certain cretin wades in off his own site telling you you are NOT QUALIFIED TO MAKE SUCH SUGGESTIONS!
Definitely interesting that it isn't a scrapping job so hopefully it can find a new permanent home
I hope this is the case as this ride is a monster, but these photos seem to all be from when the ride was assembled, given that the loops are dark/blue. I am withholding hope until I see photos that are clearly of the dismantling.Definitely interesting that it isn't a scrapping job so hopefully it can find a new permanent home
Yeah I see what you mean. I think the source is quite local so presumably is relatively reliable.I hope this is the case as this ride is a monster, but these photos seem to all be from when the ride was assembled, given that the loops are dark/blue. I am withholding hope until I see photos that are clearly of the dismantling.
On a side note, the shuttle loop is no longer listed for sale.