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by techiejay
Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 492956

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Just on BBC midlands today they have said that in the last few minuets AT have put out a statement saying they accept full responsibility for the crash http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-33040618 Hats off to AT and Merlin for this, seriously. The usual process for things like this is to wait mont...
by techiejay
Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 492956

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

there were journos everywhere... even suspect some were plain clothed digging for info... security were everywhere!


I heard a rumour that AT were handing out free return tickets to visitors today, so that they could return again when X Sector re-opens, is this true?

Jay
by techiejay
Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 492956

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Oh I'm pretty sure she won't get the sack - being a founding member of one of the world's biggest TV news channels comes with a certain amount of job security ;-) What the petition does highlight is the number of people out there who still like the news to be presented as a statement of facts, and n...
by techiejay
Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 492956

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Good to know, thanks for confirming :-)

On a more positive note the Kay Burley petition is almost at 7500 signatures!

Jay
by techiejay
Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 492956

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

If the empty car did roll back, is it possible that it passed the block exit sensor successfully and then rolled back? Maybe the software isn't set up to account for a car re-entering a block backwards? Would be interested to know if it's possible from someone who knows more about the technicalities...