Louisville, Kentucky -- A 16-year-old girl had her feet severed after a ride she was on malfunctioned. The Superman Tower of Power, a ride in which passengers are lifted to 177 feet, suspended momentarily and then dropped 154 feet at 54 mph, stopping just 20 feet above the pavement. Witnesses describe hearing a cable snap and then strike passengers.
"The cable went under the car -- and I seen it pull up and hit a lot of people -- and I seen them bring their legs up,"
An anonymous witness stated "The people on the ride just came and hit the ground. When I got up there, the lady she was just sitting there, and she didn't have no legs. ... And she was just there, calm, probably in shock from everything."
The incident took place shortly before 5 p.m. ET, according to Six Flags spokeswoman Wendy Goldberg. The park remained open, but the ride was shut down until a full investigation is complete, Goldberg said.