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In the Cavalese cable-car disaster of 1976, the worst cable car accident ever, 42 people including 15 children died when the steel cable of their cable car broke. This occurred on 9 March 1976 near the Italian ski-resort Cavalese, located in the Dolomites, some 40 km north-east of Trento. Most of the victims were Germans from Hamburg. The cabin fell some 200 m (700 ft) down a mountainside, and then a heavy overhead carriage assembly fell on top of it. The only survivor was a 14-year-old girl.[1] [2]

See also

  • Cavalese cable-car disaster of 1998, when an American military plane severed the cables of a cable car near Cavalese, dropping 20 people to their deaths.


  1. ^ "42 Skiers Are Killed in Italy When Cable Car Falls 200 Feet", The New York Times, March 10, 1976
  2. ^ "BBC ON THIS DAY | 9 | 1976: Scores die in cable car tragedy"


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