Closed Delta Fair ride could reopen Tuesday - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Closed Delta Fair ride could reopen Tuesday

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A Delta Fair ride that has been closed since Saturday could reopen Tuesday.

Saturday, seven riders were injured on the Moonraker were injured when safety belts were accidentally released while the operator tried to bring the ride down manually.

Fair officials initially downplayed the severity of the ride malfunction and said nobody was seriously injured. However, three riders suffered from broken bones. Fair officials then issued an apology and explanation for why they dismissed the riders' injuries.

The Moonraker has not caused injuries in its 10 years at the Delta Fair. However, the accident has parents on edge and concerned about safety.

WMC Action News 5 is working to learn the status of the ride and when it will reopen.

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