Skyline Ride to remain closed during investigation

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis Zoo officials say the Skyline Ride will remain closed during their investigation into what caused the ride to stop on Thursday afternoon.

State Homeland Security will conduct an initial check on the ride Friday. Engineers were able to get the gondola that was still stuck back in the loading station. They will review all of the parts to find out what caused the breaker to trip.

10 people, including three children were stuck on the Skyline Ride for at least two hours.

A spokesperson for the zoo said something caused the breaker to trip in one of the gondola motors and triggered an error code for everything to stop. At this time they’re not exactly sure what happened.

At this time it is still unclear what the time frame would be for the inspection.

According to records provided by Homeland Security, the Skyline Ride has been inspected at least six times since it opened last year. As of Friday morning it was still not clear what caused the breaker to trip. The ride will not reopen until it passes inspection, officials said.

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