LATHEN, Germany (AP) -- A high-tech train that floats on powerful magnetic fields smashed into a maintenance car on an elevated test track Friday, killing 23 people and injuring 10 -- the first fatalities on a magnetic-levitation train.
WOW! That must have been one hell of a crash. RIP.
Heard about it on the radio yesterday, at first they said twenty odd folk had been injured, guess not. :( RIP
Wow. The technology is still amazing though. Must be one hella expensive wreck though, all that magnetic track is probably frizzled and unusable.
It's lucky more didn't die since it was going that fast! RIP
Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
Yeah it was on the news yesterday evening. Sounds like somebody failed at checkin to see if the "track" was available. I wonder why they would shut down any section a maintenance car is active on (magnatism field off around the car and a reasonable break section before and after the location so if any train would head for a maintenace section it would automatically be brought to a stop by the railway itself.
RIP for those who died. It's one beatiful system, sad to have to die during trial runs. :(
RIP but I hope they won' t stop this project...
DAMM!! that must have been one hell of an experience
I didn't make it!
Urak'kulIt's lucky more didn't die since it was going that fast! RIP
as much as i know there werent any more people on that train i heard that only 23 people were on it cauz it was a test ride RIP
For the Emperor! Knights of Caliban!
16th March 2004
[color=#000000][size=2][b][i]Heralds of the coming doom, Like the cry of the Raven, we are drawn, This oath of war and vengeance, On a blade of exalted iron sworn, With blood anointed swords