Stresa–Mottarone cable car crash

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On 23 May 2021, an aerial tram on the Stresa–Alpino–Mottarone Cable Car crashed to the ground after a cable snapped about 100 meters (300 ft) from the summit of Mottarone, a mountain near Lake Maggiore in Piedmont, northwestern Italy. The crash killed fourteen passengers in the cable car,[1][2] and seriously injured one child.[3][4]

The cable car was traveling on a line connecting the town of Stresa with the summit of Mottarone when it crashed into a wooded area.[5] The incident was Italy's deadliest cable car disaster since the 1998 Cavalese cable car disaster.[6]

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  1. "Incidente alla funivia Stresa-Mottarone, caduta una cabina: sono salite a 13 le vittime". La Stampa. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  2. "Cable Car Accident in Italy Kills 14 People | May 24, 2021". The Daily NewsBrief. 2021-05-24. Retrieved 2021-05-24.
  3. "Italy cable car fall: At least 13 dead after accident near Lake Maggiore". BBC News. 2021-05-23. Retrieved 2021-05-23.
  4. "Italian cable car crash kills at least 13, injures three". Reuters. 2021-05-23. Retrieved 2021-05-23.
  5. CNN, Barbie Latza Nadeau and Nicola Ruotolo. "At least 12 killed as Italian cable car plunges into woodland". CNN. Retrieved 2021-05-23.
  6. Winfield, Nicole (23 May 2021). "Italian cable car plunges to the ground, killing at least 13". Associated Press. Retrieved 23 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)