Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Hanglider ride

Description

Circular amusement ride that simulates a hang-gliding experience. Riders lie flat on their stomaches in harnesses suspended from a circular boom. The ride starts off by the boom lifting a few feet of the ground. The boom then will start to spin and lift the boom holding gondolas, sending passengers on a swaying fly through the air.
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Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 0.4% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:30
Records that include age of victim:24(80%)
Records where accident type could be determined:26(87%)
Records with identifiable tradename:29(97%)
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Source: Public records provided by U.S. regulatory agencies under widely varying laws. Regulated industry sectors & devices and criteria for reporting accidents are different in every jurisdiction. 83% of the records were provided by three states (NJ, CA, and TX). 88% of the reports fall within the years 1999-2007. See the Data Sources page for more information.