Rollercoaster comes off the track at Scottish theme park

Rollercoaster comes off the track at Scottish theme park: Emergency crews race to scene and ‘lift passengers to safety’

  • The carriage was hanging off Runaway Timber Train at Landmark Adventure Park
  • Emergency services raced to the resort but it is not believed anyone was injured
  • Witnesses heard a bang before the incident and passengers were lifted to safety
  • A rollercoaster today came off its tracks at a theme park in Scotland, leaving terrified visitors running away in panic.

    The carriage was hanging off the Runaway Timber Train at Landmark Adventure Park in the Highlands this morning.

    Witnesses reported hearing a huge bang before a number of passengers were reportedly lifted to safety.

    Photos appear to show one of the carriages tipped on its side, dangling over the tracks. 

    Emergency services raced to the resort but it is not believed anyone was injured in the crash. 

    It has been reported that an ambulance is in attendance at the scene, while a fire engine was also heard. 

    A rollercoaster today came off its tracks at a theme park in Scotland

    A rollercoaster today came off its tracks at a theme park in Scotland

    The carriage was hanging off the Runaway Timber Train at Landmark Adventure Park in the Highlands this morning

    The carriage was hanging off the Runaway Timber Train at Landmark Adventure Park in the Highlands this morning

    Witnesses reported hearing a huge bang before passengers were reportedly lifted to safety

    Witnesses reported hearing a huge bang before passengers were reportedly lifted to safety

    Witnesses today told how the resort was ‘packed’ at the time of the accident and that people started ‘running away’ from the site in panic.

    One told The Scottish Sun: ‘I heard a big bang and screams. People were coming off crying and then the fire brigade came.’

    Another added: ‘No one hurt just frightened kids.’  

    A Twitter user who posted images of the incident said: ‘Park was packed, we heard a crash, most people were running away.

    ‘We ran over to see if help needed. Last 2 cars derailed, people lifted off.. Called em servs.’ 

    A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: ‘We were alerted at 11.37am on Thursday, August 12 to support a multi-agency response at the Landmark Adventure Park, Carrbridge.

    ‘Operations Control mobilised a number of specialist resources to assist emergency service partners following reports of a rollercoaster derailment.

    ‘Crews left the scene at 12.14pm.’

    The carriage was hanging off the Runaway Timber Train at Landmark Adventure Park in the Highlands this morning (file photo)

    The carriage was hanging off the Runaway Timber Train at Landmark Adventure Park in the Highlands this morning (file photo)

    The ride is one of the most popular at the Scottish theme park (file photo)

    The ride is one of the most popular at the Scottish theme park (file photo)

    Landmark Adventure Park have been approached for comment.