April 18, 2006 in New York history

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18 years ago on April 18th, 2006

Roosevelt Island Tram suffers mechanical problems, trapping 69 people in two tram cars in the air for seven hours

The outage began at 5:22pm and passenger rescues lasted until the early morning hours, with one car near Manhattan being evacuated via crane and the other via multiple trips in a rescue basket. After this incident, the tramway ceased operations until September 2006, when it reopened with upgraded infrastructure and supplies stored in each tramcar that include emergency water, food, blankets, and a toilet.


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Record High: 96°F in 1976
Record Low: 25°F in 1875

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