Rogue Tyre Stalls London Eye
Four hundred passengers were trapped in mid-air for more than an hour after a tyre malfunction brought the London Eye to a halt. Sightseers enjoying an Easter Monday visit to the UK’s most popular paid attraction were stranded up to 137 metres (450 feet) off the ground on Monday evening as emergency repairs were performed.
Engineers noticed that one of the four tyres used to rotate the Eye had malfunctioned, and the decision was taken to stop the giant wheel immediately. “There was a technical fault with one of the tyres, so we thought the best thing to do was stop the wheel until it could be repaired,” said London Eye spokeswoman Liz Edwards.