Tegelberg Cable Car

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The Tegelberg Cable Car , on the Tegelberg mountain near Schwangau in southern Bavaria. The cable car is 2,146.18 metres long, climbs a height of 892.5 metres, has a carrying cable of 48 mm in diameter and a hauling cable of 26 mm in diameter. It has two cabins each capable of transporting up to 44 persons. They are driven by a 2,540 KW engine. The cableway has a 38 metre high support pillar, made of reinforced concrete.
There was an incident on 12 August 2011. After a tandem paraglider flew into the cables, operations had to be temporarily stopped. 132 people were flown from the top station back down to the valley. 30 passengers in the lower gondola had to be lowered by rope from a height of about 50 metres, an operation lasting into the evening. 19 passengers and the cable car operator in the upper gondola could not be rescued by helicopter until the morning of 13 August 2011, due to strong winds.

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