Woman, 19, dies after 360-degree swinging carnival ride breaks apart midair: report
Horrifying footage captured the moment a 360-degree swinging carnival ride broke apart, reportedly killing a 19-year-old rider.
The tragedy took place Friday at Istiklol Amusement Park in Jizzakh, a city in Uzbekistan located 125 miles from the capital,Tashkent, according to Metro.
Riders strapped into the "Flying Saucer," a rotating pendulum ride, were swung high into the air when the contraption's metal arm snapped in half, sending passengers aboard the circular platform crashing into the ground below.
One 19-year-old passenger, identified by her initials M.H., died in the accident, according to Uzbek authorities. No other mortalities were reported.
Metro reports that the malfunctioned ride was installed in the park in March. A critical report regarding the amusement park's safety emerged in May.