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Riders Get Stuck on Texas Roller Coaster



    Riders were escorted off The New Revolution roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas on Friday after the coaster detected an error and stopped on an incline. (Published Friday, July 1, 2016)

    About a dozen people were on a roller coaster that became stuck on the tracks at Six Flags Over Texas Friday morning.

    The New Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster — formerly known as The Shockwave — stopped on the tracks during ride's initial ascent about 11 a.m.

    Park officials said a sensor indicated a possible problem with the ride and stopped the train at a "safe place."

    While the issue was investigated, crew members brought water to the stranded passengers. After a short wait, passengers were escorted down the emergency ramp at 11:25 a.m.

    Sharon Parker, with the theme park, said the ride will be shut down for an inspection. Parker did not say when the park hoped to reopen the ride.

    No further details have been released.

    On Wednesday, eight people were escorted off a stuck roller coaster at Frontier City in Oklahoma.

    The Oklahoma riders, which included children aged 7 to 15, were stranded on the coaster for about an hour before they were safely removed.

    NBC 5's Alice Barr contributed to this report.