Part of the thrill of amusement park rides is the element of danger. But when the danger becomes a reality rides can turn from exciting to downright terrifying in a matter of seconds.

A 24-year-old woman was hospitalized with a broken leg after a cable on the amusement park ride at Luna Park in Cap d’Agde, France, known as a slingshot or a reverse bungee, snapped. The vessel smashed into one of its support poles, French news outlet Herault 24 reports. Another rider walked away without injury

The incident, which occurred Aug. 4, was captured on video and uploaded to YouTube on Friday. In the clip, the ride propels a spherical cage into the air and as it falls back towards the earth, one of its elastic cables snaps. The cage is then sent flying into one of its support poles before coming to rest in the air. The couple was stuck in the air for approximately one hour before being rescued Read more…

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Terrifying video shows cabling snapping on amusement park ride