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Swing ride malfunction injures two riders at Ohio amusement park after cable snaps

SANDUSKY, Ohio – Two people were injured when a large steel cable snapped on a giant swing ride at Cedar Point amusement park Saturday night. The Skyhawk ride, which consists of two opposing swings on 125-foot arms that rotate vertically at speeds of 60 miles per hour, was full of riders when the malfunction occurred around 10 p.m. According to WKYC, one of the swings had its carriage disconnect in mid-air. The snapped cable hit a nearby fence, taking out a 20-foot section and throwing a 2×6 plank into one rider’s face. Another person aboard the ride was also injured ... Read More

Texas community mourns family members killed in airplane crash

Hundreds of Southlake, Texas, residents turned up at a school stadium Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil held for four family members killed in a small airplane crash Saturday morning. Dr. Leonard Ledet, 50, a dentist and owner of Ledet Dental, died in the airplane crash with his two sons, 17-year-old Paul and 13-year old Mason, and brother Gregory when the Beechcraft Bonanza airplane he was piloting went down after taking off from a regional airport north of Fort Worth, Texas. The family members were on their way to Mississippi to watch Texas A&M play Ole Miss in Saturday’s football ... Read More