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Coaster stops during ascent

on August 03, 2014 1:24 AM

JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey roller coaster lost power partway up its 233-foot peak, forcing riders to walk down along the tracks to the ground.

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 reported park personnel climbed the ride’s access stairs and helped passengers to the ground.

A park spokeswoman said that Nitro’s computer system stopped the ride as designed. She says all the passengers were off the ride in 23 minutes.

The ride reopened less than an hour later after safety checks.

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