Pema, Italy: Woman falls to her death during aerial cable ride


ItalyBelt loosened: Woman (41) on aerial cable car falls and dies

A fatal accident occurred on Sunday in the town of Pema in northern Italy: a 41-year-old woman fell about 50 meters into the forest while riding an aerial cable.

Karin Ludold
  • A 41-year-old woman fell from a cable car at Bema.

  • The victim fell about 50 meters into the forest.

  • This facility is very popular in Italy.

A 41-year-old woman tragically died in the northern Italian city of Pema on Sunday. The victim was riding an aerial ropes course in the Orobi Alps near Lake Como when he came loose from his harness.

A foreign woman who had been living in Italy for a long time fell from a height of about 50 meters into the forest. Media reported that it hit the ground at a speed of 100 kilometers per hour.

According to the “Corriere della Sera” report, the accident occurred on the FlyEmotion aerial ropes course. Assistants from the Morbegno Mountain Rescue Service and the local fire department were called.

Three theses about how the accident happened

The mechanics of the accident are currently unclear, but according to preliminary findings, the 41-year-old fell when he slipped from his seat belt. It is still being determined whether this happened as a result of a material defect or a faulty connection during take off. Another theory is that the woman felt uncomfortable during the trip and loosened the belt herself before she arrived. The public prosecutor’s office in the municipality of Sondrio has now ordered an autopsy.

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The journey took a minute and a half

The cable car in the Orobi Alps is especially famous: the cable hangs 230 meters above a valley, with the town of Pema on one side and Alfredo on the other. It is the only facility in Italy that allows guests to “fly” in two different ways.

According to the tourism website, the experience offers an almost free flight of approximately 1,500 meters. The flight from Alfredo to Pema is less than a minute and a half, and from Pema to Alfredo only a minute. At the destination, the journey is brought to a slow and safe stop by an automatic braking system.

“The cable car opened in 2011. More than 200,000 people will have flown between the city of Pema and the city of Alfredo. We have never had an accident. With special belts, everything happens in great safety. “I am shocked and in disbelief,” said Matteo Sanguineti, CEO of Fly Emotion, “Corriere” said to

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