Gondola Cabin Breaks from Cable and Falls on to Slope Below in French Alps | Thankfully No-One Injured

Steven Agar | | Industry NewsIndustry News
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The lift, which was in operation at the time, had to be evacuated. Credit: unofficialnetworks

A cabin from a gondola at the French ski resort of Pra Loup broke from its cable on Sunday afternoon and fell onto a closed slope below. Fortunately, no one was inside the cabin at the time of the incident, or on the snow below.

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The fallen gondola lying on the slope. Credit: André Faucon

The Costebelle lift was made by Poma and is 35 years old. Each cabin holds up to 6 people. 62 people who were riding in other cars at the time were evacuated from the lift.

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Luckily the cabin was empty and the slope below closed. Credit: unofficialnetworks

The resort released the following statement: “An incident occurred today in mid-day on the télécabine gondola. There are no injuries. Teams of mechanical remontés are active to evacuate all the people in the cabins.”

A full investigation is underway.


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