July 15, 2017 11:48 pm
Updated: July 17, 2017 8:50 am

Several people stuck on ‘Mach 3’ ride at Calgary Stampede Saturday

WATCH: The 'Mach 3' amusement park ride broke down mid-air at the Calgary Stampede Saturday, leaving several people stuck for 30 minutes.

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A scary moment for several people at the Calgary Stampede grounds on Saturday, when they were stuck on a popular ride after it broke down mid-air.

A malfunction happened on the Mach 3 which stopped the ride at peak height.

It took the ride operator about 30 minutes to evacuate seven people off of it.

One person was assessed by paramedics at the scene and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

The Calgary Stampede said the ride operator, North American Midway Entertainment (NAME), will contact Alberta Elevating Devices Amusement Rides Safety Association (AEDARSA) who will clear the ride before allowing it to return to service.

AEDARSA regulates amusement rides in Alberta.
According to North American Midway Entertainment’s website, the arm of the Mach 3 ride is just over 100 feet long with two sets of seats mounted at the end of each arm, back to back. Each four-seat assembly can swing 360 degrees.

 

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