The terrifying moment that thrillseekers find themselves suspended more than 100ft above the ground while Europe’s highest mobile ride crashes in Blackpool.

  • The moment that a mobile ride was lost, people were left hanging in the air.
  • It was caught on video as dozens were hanging from Europe’s tallest mobile ride
  • Blackpool’s spinning carousel was only just opened to the public.  

This is what happened to thrill-seekers after Europe’s tallest mobile ride collapsed just hours after opening. 

Numerous people were left hanging 260ft above the Star Flyer in Blackpool after it crashed on Sunday.

After being stuck on the carousel’s spinner for approximately eight minutes, they were finally lowered to safety. 

Philip Bailey recorded the event. Philip Bailey said, “I am out here taking a bit of photo of the ride on the promenade. But it seems like the power just went out.”

“Pretty happy I didn’t go on there now. They’ve just left all these people hanging.

He said, “We’ll see how long the power takes to return – or whether it ever does.”

“Looks like there is a fuse or something.

“Don’t know how they’re going to get them down. There must be some safety mechanism, or something. I would think of a break.

Dozens of people were left dangling in the air after the largest mobile ride in Europe broke down

After the biggest mobile ride in Europe crashed, dozens of people were left hanging in the air.

Thrill-seekers were left more than a hundred feet in the sky in Blackpool, Lancashire

Blackpool, Lancashire, was a great place for thrill-seekers.

Philip was a good-hearted passenger on the train, but he also shared his sympathies with those in distress. However, he made fun of the situation as the time passed.

“Can’t think of any better place on Sunday nights.” He just left.

“I think they should add 50p to the meter.

“If you fear heights and are stuck up there right this moment, then you won’t feel very happy.

Onlookers were shocked under the evening sky

Philip Bailey videoed the incident. He said: 'If you are afraid of heights, and you were stuck up there right now, you wouldn't be very happy'

Under the night sky, many people were stunned. Philip Bailey captured the moment. Philip Bailey recorded the incident. He stated that if you’re afraid of heights and were to be stuck there now, it wouldn’t make you very happy.

Only Sunday was the first day that the huge ride opened to the public. It is approximately half the size as Blackpool Tower.

The Winter Gardens Wonderland Festival’s star attraction, it came to Blackpool. It was initially due to be on St John’s Square.

But council chiefs insisted that the structure be removed and moved to the promenade. They felt it was too large to safely operate in the centre of the town.