INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A team of engineers have investigated why the sky ride at the Indianapolis Zoo stopped this weekend, stranding several passengers in their cars.
A zoo spokesperson said a drive-shaft in the gearbox of the gondola broke, which caused the gondola to stop.
Zoo officials said a team of engineers from Chance Rides is investigating. The Indiana Department of Homeland security will conduct inspections.
Chance Rides is the company that designed the sky ride which is above the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center.
The engineers flew in from Wichita, Kansas, where the company is based.
Officials say the defective drive-shaft was replaced and the disabled gondola is now operating properly.
Friday, the zoo plans to meet with technicians to review results of testing and inspections and discuss next steps.