The sensors on the Florida amusement park were manually adjusted to double the opening in two seats, making it unsafe for a 14-year-old to slip in and out. The first report was released on Monday by foreign engineers.
At 430 feet (131-m) in the heart of the Orlando Tourist District, the average seat opening was 3.3 inches (8.3 cm). However, the seat for Tir Sampson was up to 7.1 inches (18 cm) and up to 6.5 inches (16.5 inches) for the other seat, the report said. Assigned by the Florida Department of Agriculture, which is investigating the accident.
Sampson was only 14 but already 6 feet, 5 inches tall and over 135 pounds[120 kg]when he got off his seat at a speed of 120 km / h. The restraint opening was more than 15.2 centimeters at the beginning of the trip, but Samson could expand in the seat up to 25 cm in extra weight, the report said.
Analysis has shown that the sensors used to activate the safety lights on the two seats have been adjusted, indicating the presence of Harris safety restrictions, to create wider gaps. Safety lights on the Sampson seat and on the travel control panel are plentiful; If not, the journey would not have begun. As the ride slowed down, Samson slipped through the gap between the seat and the seatbelt, the report said.
As part of the investigation, two individuals – one 6-foot, 3 inches (190 cm) tall, the other 6 feet, 5 inches (195 cm) and both weighing 200 to 300 pounds (90 to 136 kg) – were seated. 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 cm) openings in the seat. They sneaked into the block, the report said.
“The cause of the accident was that the tire samson was not properly seated in the seat, mainly because the proximity sensors were adjusted,” the Quest Engineering and File Analysis Encryption report said.
The Orlando Free Fall, which is longer than the Statue of Liberty, did not suffer any electrical or mechanical damage, the report said.
“We are not done yet,” said Agriculture Commissioner Nicki Fried at a news conference in Orlando.
Fred said he would remain closed indefinitely during the congested 30-seat International Drive in the heart of the Orlando tourist district.
There are many other “contributions” to the disaster, the report said, adding that the design and operation of the trip needed to be fully evaluated.
In a statement, Orlando Slingshot, attorney for recreational riders, said the company had complied with all protocols, procedures and safety measures provided by the vehicle manufacturer.
“Orlando Slingshot has fully cooperated with the state in the early stages of the investigation, and we will continue to do so until it is officially completed,” said lawyer Trever Arnold.
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