Slingshot ride breaks with 2 riders strapped in

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A slingshot ride broke Friday night at the South Plains Fair with two riders strapped in.

Freddy Miller, owner of Miller Spectacular Shows, said it happened around 7:45 p.m.

A man and woman were in the starting mode of the ride, when the cage is pulled back with bungee cords, when the safety system activated.

Instead of launching the cage, the ride quickly dropped down to the loading platform.

The riders were checked for minor injuries but had none. They continued riding rides for the remainder of the evening.

The ride will remain closed until Miller said they are 100 percent sure it will operate normally.

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