Ride Stuck at State Fair

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

The State Fair can’t seem to catch a break. First, an electrical malfunction torches the iconic Big Tex and then a ride malfunction leaves some fairgoers dangling more than 170 feet off the ground.

A group of people riding “The Stratosphere” got stuck after the ride lost power. This is the second time the ride has messed up. It also has problems earlier this year at the Minnesota State Fair.

Fire and rescue crews were able to get them down safely, which was way easier than the alternative.