Riders Forced to Walk Down Fujiyama After Roller Coaster Stalls 70m in the Air

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Fuji-Q Highland is seen in November 2018.

FUJIYOSHIDA, Yamanashi — A large roller coaster at Fuji-Q Highland in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture, stalled while it was 70 meters in the air on Sunday evening.

The Fujiyama roller coaster was carrying 17 thrill seekers at the time of the sudden stoppage. Amusement park staff guided the stranded passengers to the ground using emergency steps that run along the track.

No one was injured during the incident.

According to park officials, the roller coaster stopped when its safety system was engaged at around 6:50 p.m., shortly after departure and while it was heading toward the highest point of the track.

The park said it is looking into the cause of the accident.