20 Rescued From Aerial Cable Car— After 17 Hours

Tourists in Germany spent the night up in the air
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 13, 2011 2:38 PM CDT

(Newser) – No matter how bad your night was, 20 tourists in Germany have you beat. They spent it crammed into a mountain cable car that got stuck at 330 feet. All were finally plucked to safety today—after 17 hours—by helicopters at Tegelberg Mountain, reports AP. The car got jammed yesterday near the famed Neuschwanstein Castle when two paragliders flew into the cables. (They're OK, too.) High winds prevented an immediate rescue. A second cable car also got stuck at a lower height, but those passengers were brought down with safety ropes yesterday.

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