• Short Summary

    Nine people were rescued from a mountain cable car that had jarred loose from its wires on Thursday (14 June) in Albuquerque, New Mexico -- thirty-one people were reported still trapped.

  • Description

    Nine people were rescued from a mountain cable car that had jarred loose from its wires on Thursday (14 June) in Albuquerque, New Mexico -- thirty-one people were reported still trapped.

    The cable-car sprang lose during a heavy thunderstorm on Wednesday afternoon. Forty people were trapped. A crane was brought in to try and lift the car back on the cable, but the boom on the crane was too short. Rescue workers then decided to use a sling to reach the lower passengers. In this manager nine passengers in the lower car were brought down.

    But the 31 passengers in the car higher-up the mountain remained trapped. Late on Thursday evening it was reported that an army helicopter was standing-by ready to make another rescue attempt.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1XBMKI3C7W0EGHHKCLMXA64J8
    Media URN:
    VLVA1XBMKI3C7W0EGHHKCLMXA64J8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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