We all have that one friend with a profound fear of amusement park rides, and we will never, ever scoff at them again after seeing what happened to this ride in Xinxiang city, Henan province yesterday. All 19 people on board were thrown off the “Flying Saucer” attraction at a street fair at Tongta Temple when the saucer actually flew off of the machine.
Fortunately, no one was killed and everyone remained fastened in their seat belt, although one of the visitors broke a bone during the crash landing.
The machine was running when the spinning rod broke, according to Sina News. While it all looks terrifying and is pretty much any theme park-goer’s nightmare come alive, it could’ve been way worse—imagine the carnage that would’ve ensued had this been one of those flying chair rides.
If it puts anyone at ease, the owner of the ride has been detained by cops, so it doesn’t look like he’ll be operating his Saucer of Doom ride at a fun-fair any time soon. We hope.