Outage Strands 173 on Singapore Ferris Wheel

545-foot-tall ride is world's largest; no serious injuries reported
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2008 4:15 PM CST
Rescue workers climb the spokes towards a capsule to rescue passengers from the Singapore Flyer.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – 173 passengers on the world’s largest observation wheel were stuck for 6 hours today when a fire caused the Singapore Flyer to lose power, AFP reports. 10 of the stranded sightseers were lowered to safety in harnesses, while the rest waited for electricity to return. Its manager said some passengers were “a bit disturbed” by the “very peculiar incident” at the 545-foot-tall attraction.