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Rita breaks down… again

Park News
Thursday, 21st September 2006 By Dan Ketteringham

Rita is currently closed and could remain so for a while, following an incident on Saturday.

Nobody was hurt during the breakdown, but it was severe enough to stop the ride from running for the immediate future.

One witness of the incident said: "As a train launched there was a loud bang and a puff of smoke just after the brake fins. That was the last time [the ride] ran.

"As we were evacuated, several engineers could be seen picking what looked like fragments of metal from the inside of the launch track."

Hopefully, the ride will be back in operation sooner rather than later. We will, as ever, keep you informed.

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