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    Italian cable car crash

    LIVE IS NOT A CHAIRLIFT

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    no good. vibes.
    you don't want no smoke.

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    Christ. Now I’ll have this in the back of mind next time I’m on the Peak 2 Peak.


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    At least the USAF wasn't involved this time.
    ¡Órale, vato!

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    Donde esta Puregravity?

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    jesus christ, that's fucking horrible.

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    I've been in some very old, very sketchy cable cars in the Alps. These things were engineering marvels when they were built and I imagine the cost of replacing is prohibitive. The A du M cable car is no exception. (The gondola at Sugar Bowl could use replacing while we're at it.

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    Terrible.


    It looks like the cables are still in place on the towers?

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    my neighbor looked at bringing used chairlifts from yurp to be setup here thru an engineer dude he reffered to as "Radu the Romanian" but the costs of the upgrades to an old system were prohibitive
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    Quote Originally Posted by abraham View Post
    Terrible.


    It looks like the cables are still in place on the towers?
    I'd guess the haul rope broke, which is why it slid back into a tower, then the sheaves went off the cable.

    Anybody remember the Squaw cable car accident?

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    Quote Originally Posted by splat View Post
    I'd guess the haul rope broke, which is why it slid back into a tower, then the sheaves went off the cable.

    Anybody remember the Squaw cable car accident?
    That looks correct but I don't know enough about the various cable configurations.

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    Can't even imagine.

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    RIP. What a scary, shitty way to go.

    Silly me,I thought there was some sort of a fail-safe brake system on the other cables for when something like that happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by splat View Post
    I'd guess the haul rope broke, which is why it slid back into a tower, then the sheaves went off the cable.

    Anybody remember the Squaw cable car accident?
    The cabin came off one of the support cables, plunged towards the ground, was yo-yo-ed back up by another cable, was struck by the cable it had come loose from as that cable headed towards the ground, slicing open the cabin and killing 4. The occupants had to be lowered from the cabin to the ground, except for one passenger who had been thrown clear and who walked away.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squaw_...Aerial_Tramway

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    Scientists now have decisive molecular evidence that humans and chimpanzees once had a common momma and that this lineage had previously split from monkeys.

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    That’s just straight up murder.

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    These guys have a career in the U.S. as carnies.

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    them boys are going away for awhile. as they should.
    you don't want no smoke.

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    I rode that cable car up Mottarone a while back. For years my mom lived in CH not far from that part of Italy. We rode up and hiked back down. I remember wishing I had my mtb with me.

    Tragedies resulting from negligence are frustrating

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    Wouldn't it be more deliberate than negligent?

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    If you deliberately do something that leads to accidental death is that murder or manslaughter?

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    I duuno, what do our DDS JD's have to say?

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    Its times like these where the sensationalist Italian legal system really looks good. They love a good book throwing, and these guys are going to get fucked proper.
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    Yup. Remember when they sentenced those scientists with manslaughter for NOT predicting the L’Aquila quake?

    I think the sentence has since been overturned but Jesus Christ.


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