Swiss Cable Car Breaks Down On ‘James Bond’ Mountain, 400 Airlifted

Swiss Cable Car Breaks Down On 'James Bond' Mountain, 400 Airlifted

Zurich, Switzerland:  Helicopters airlifted about 400 individuals off the Swiss mountain featured within the 1969 James Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” on Thursday after a cable automobile broke down, stranding them briefly at about 10,000 ft above sea degree.The vacationers have been atop the two,970-meter (9,744 ft) Piz Gloria mountain when a technical defect disabled a gondola additional down the mountain, the Schilthorn AG firm, which operates the cable automobile system, mentioned in a press release.The visitors have been then taken in a separate cable automobile to a close-by ridge, the place 4 helicopters have been enlisted to ferry them the remainder of the way in which down the mountain to the ski station of Muerren.Regardless of their unscheduled flights, the vacationers had a neater time of it than Australian actor George Lazenby’s fictional Bond character did within the traditional spy movie when he was pursued down the frozen slopes beneath Piz Gloria by a gang of machine-gun-toting dangerous guys on skis.The helicopter transports started about 1130 GMT, with all 400 vacationers transported safely to Muerren by 1500 GMT, Schilthorn AG spokesman Ruedi Bravand mentioned. CommentsWhile the view from the mountaintop is stirring, there was no phrase on whether or not the visitors have been shaken by the incident.© Thomson Reuters 2018(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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