Gondola Drama over in Hafjell

Gondola DramaGondola Drama.Photo: Geir Olsen / NTB scanpix

40 people had to be rescued out when the gondola lift in Hafjell, Øyer- Oppland stopped because of a technical error.

At 17 o’clock Sunday drama over and all lowered from gondolas, said ski center’s marketing manager Henning Kleiven to news agency NTB.

Gondola lift stopped after one of the gondolas tickled stuck in the gondola wheel at the top of the hill on 14 o’clock Sunday. According to NRK, there were strong winds in the area.

– We first tried to fic the problem but when it failed, we had to send all available rescue crew up on the ground and save the people with abseiling, says Kleiven.

The rescue operation went according to plan.
– There are certainly some who have been nervous, says Kleiven.
He can tell that rescue people got the thumbs up from a father with two small children.
– They said that this was the year’s highlight, says the marketing manager.

Also once previously ski center had four people down from gondolas due gondola stoppage.
– It happened in summer 2008, says Kleiven.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today