Riders have to walk off coaster after power issue

Associated Press
Posted8/2/2014 1:02 PM

JACKSON, N.J. -- Riders on a New Jersey roller coaster got an unexpected thrill when the attraction lost power and they had to walk down along the tracks.

The Nitro coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson was shut down after Friday afternoon's outage. No one was hurt.

NBC New York reports park personnel climbed the ride's access stairs and helped passengers back to the ground. The car stopped partway up the ride's 233-foot peak.

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.