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by tgm999
Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 492578

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

stealthsmiler wrote:
That's wouldn't cause them to be treated for two hours and some go to hospital. It was obviously travelling faster than it should.


They properly just felt the bump and saw pound signs so they where milking their 'injuries'
by tgm999
Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 492578

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Also in the news: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/alton-towers-x-sector-reopens-two-5892831" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; P.S - I BLOODY HATE THE VOTE SYSTEM AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE. They have no right in putting something like that onto a NEWS website when the investigation...
by tgm999
Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 492578

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

homer22422 wrote:

That looks like she may well of had a prior medical condition but at the age of 10 that's very young.
by tgm999
Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 492578

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Emporium wrote:

Is Speed open at Oakwood yet?


I thought speed stayed open.
by tgm999
Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 492578

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Ofcom have cleared Kay Burley http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Kay-Burley-cleared-Ofcom-Alton-Towers-interview/story-26699691-detail/story.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; :no: ](*,) Apparently she 'let the interviewee to answer the questions fully and put his position across'. ](*...
by tgm999
Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 492578

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

by tgm999
Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 492578

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Themepark247360 wrote:
According to ridetimes.co.uk Obivion and Sonic Spinball have re-opened!


AT is confirming on twitter they are open.
by tgm999
Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 492578

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

humanshifter wrote:
Wow, they wrote that article so fast there's a typo in the first sentence.

It does seem to be dying down a bit, though.


Haha 'alreted' has no one at the mirror heard of proof reading. Shouldn't be to hard to tell if a call was made or not I'd imagine they'll be a logged or on camera somewhere.
by tgm999
Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 492578

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

More http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/alton-towers-accident-two-more-5864073 Alton Towers is saying that report is false on Twitter https://twitter.com/altontowers/status/608991179997331456" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; But they are saying rita is shut due to a swarm of bees in...
by tgm999
Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 492578

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

But I don't even see why senior management would have been required. Clearly, the ride operator or staff at the ride, or in X-Sector, could have done it instantly if it were as serious as it was. That is a huge failing on the procedure at Alton Towers, as well as common sense. I'd think you'll find...
by tgm999
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:19 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 492578

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

One thing that has bothered me is the fact they were reporting a whole 11 minutes had gone by since the incident and a 999 call was made. What guest on park around The Smiler has not got a phone? Did one of them not think to make a call, I'm sure the background noise would make the operator on the ...
by tgm999
Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 492578

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

But with the railways the whole block is a track circuit instead of having a few sensors either end of the block.
by tgm999
Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 492578

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

I am sick and tired of the press making up stories to increase the publicity of the news. Look at this article from the mirror as it is trying to portray a small malfunction of TH13TEEN and tried to make it sound as bad as the smiler crash. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/i-stuck-top-ride-alto...
by tgm999
Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 492578

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

garfield3gs wrote:

i recall the tree top twister at LWV had an accident that someone sadly died in and im pretty sure that is still running to this day?


Yes it is still open and it has since been renamed to 'the twister' most people have forgotten about the accident and it still gets queues.
by tgm999
Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 492578

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Was he there at the smiler on Tuesday and did he see everything that led up to the collision.
by tgm999
Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 492578

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

I'm slightly surprised that they're staying closed for a 5th day. Saying that, maybe they're making sure that everything is watertight and ready to go for a re-opening on Monday. HSE have control of AT at this time they will no hand it back untill they have finished all their investigation AT can d...
by tgm999
Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 492578

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

I'm really surprised the media haven't picked on Gerstlauer yet. I am too and I'm surprised they haven't said anything about the 2 or 3 other Gerstlauer euro-fighters which are operating in the country other then saw. Also, not exactly relevant, but I found it to be an interesting read, The HSE's g...
by tgm999
Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 492578

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

I'm going to buck the trend a little here and say that whilst I've always disliked her and her general interview techniques, she does raise a valid and fair point that Nick failed to successfully and honestly answer - If such dramatic and immediate changes are required across the Merlin portfolio o...
by tgm999
Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 492578

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

There's even a petition now to get her sacked with 78 signitures so far. https://www.change.org/p/sky-news-sack- ... ick-varney
by tgm999
Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 492578

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

If you haven't seen the sky news 'interview' with Nick Varney it's just been uploaded to Youtube here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLK6_4QtxOQ
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