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Tsunami (M&D's Scotland's Theme Park)

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Tsunami
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M&D's Scotland's Theme Park
Location Motherwell, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK
Status Defunct
Operated March 27, 2004 to June 26, 2016
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Manufacturer Pinfari
Type Steel - Inverted
Model / product XP48
Riders per train 10
Hourly capacity 900
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Area 158 feet × 75 feet
Height66 feet
Length1,185 feet
Inversions2
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Tsunami is a steel inverted roller coaster located at M&D's Scotland's Theme Park in Motherwell, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK. Before arriving at the park in 2004, the ride travelled with M&D's carnival. After an accident on June 26, 2016, the ride sat standing but not operating until February 27, 2017, when the ride was announced as being sold to another theme park and dismantled.

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3 trains with 5 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 10 riders per train.

Incident[edit]

On the afternoon of June 26, 2016 the entire yellow train derailed, struck a support and landed on the ground in front of the Tsunami. Some cars landed upside-down whereas others landed on their side. Six ambulances and six fire engines arrived after being called to the amusement park at 15:37 PM. Two adults and eight children have been injured and subsequently taken to hospital.[1] Three children are in critical condition, with one boy having suffered a hand injury. The ride was announced as leaving M&D's on February 27, 2017.

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