Visitors to the iconic London Eye attraction were stranded for more than three hours when the ferris wheel unexpectedly stopped, the company said on Sunday.

A trip in one of the wheel’s glass capsules usually takes 30 minutes, but passengers on Saturday had far longer to take in the views of nighttime London owing to a technical fault.

“Yesterday evening the London Eye was temporarily stopped to investigate a technical issue at 7:21 pm. Our technical team were immediately on scene to assess the problem and assist in exiting guests from the London Eye.

“All guests were safely disembarked by 10:40 pm and attended to by London Eye staff,” a company spokeswoman told AFP.

The company said visitors were not at risk and they would receive a refund.

One passenger told the Evening Standard newspaper he was in a capsule at the top of the ferris wheel when it came to a stop.

“At first everyone was laughing about it but as time went on people started to become anxious,” Adil Raja was quoted by the Standard as saying. More info

By AFP  www.emirates247.com

LEAVE A REPLY