April 18, 2006 in New York history

๐Ÿ“ On This Day ๐Ÿ“

16 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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More events from April 18th in New York History


โฐ AGBC Rewind โฐ

11 years ago
Tribeca Film Festival Preview - The Bully Project

11 years ago
Tribeca Film Festival Preview - Revenge of the Electric Car

4 years ago
Doors-Off Helicopter Flights Banned at City-Owned Downtown Heliport


๐Ÿ—’๏ธ Calendar Events ๐Ÿ—’๏ธ

Tax Day ๐Ÿงพ

Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust (DRVH)


๐ŸŒŽ World History ๐ŸŒ

Library of Congress  •  New York Times  •  BBC  •  Wikipedia


๐ŸŒž Weather Records ๐ŸŒž

Record High: 96ยฐF in 1976
Record Low: 25ยฐF in 1875


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