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Major worldwide cable car accidents since 1976
July 1, 1999
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1976, near Cavalese, Italy: Cable car accident kills 42.
July 1, 1999, Saint-Etienne-en-Devoluy, France: Gondola carrying workers to a space observatory high in the French Alps plunges to the ground, killing 20.
June 1, 1990, in Tbilisi, Georgia: A gondola traveling above the then-Soviet city to a popular tourist attraction, Mount Mtatsminda, breaks from its cable and slams into a support pole, killing 20.
Feb. 3, 1998, near the Italian ski resort Cavalese: A U.S. military jet on a low-level training flight severs a cable car line, killing 20.
Jan. 30, 1983: Two cable cars plunge 200 feet into the sea after an oil rig mounted on a ship hit the steel cables of the overhead system linking Singapore with the resort island Sentosa. Seven people die.
March 26, 1976, in Vail, Colo.: Two gondola cars at the popular ski resort derail and plunge more than 100 feet, killing four.
Dec. 14, 1996, Riederalp, Switzerland: Three gondola cabins crash to the ground, killing a Swiss ski instructor.
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