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110 People Got Stuck In Cable Cars During A Trip To The French Alps

Some passengers were rescued by helicopter that day, but others had to stay in the cars overnight.

By Samantha Crook | September 9, 2016

Views of Mont Blanc in the French Alps are stunning. But views of Mont Blanc while you are stuck in a cable car about 12,000 feet in the air probably seem a little less stunning.

That was the view for 110 people trapped in cable cars Thursday afternoon. Some passengers were rescued by helicopter that day, but others had to stay in the cars overnight until it was safe enough for the rescue team to get them.

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The cars stopped working after cables got crossed. NPR reports officials think strong winds might have caused the cable issue.

The last of the passengers were rescued safely Friday morning. 

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