After the video that portrays the presence of the fork able to inhibit the safety brakes already in 2014, there is a new disturbing detail on the tragedy of the Stresa Mottarone cable car. In fact, the investigators are examining a new hypothesis of what happened that morning. The Corriere della Sera which reports: “On the day of the disaster Tadini feels that the brake control unit rumbles, fears that the jaws could snap and block the cabin, he decides to leave the forks that deactivate the brakes because he thinks it is just a pressure problem but in reality that noise is something more sinister: the signal that the rope is breaking“. Nothing yet certain, so much so that Gabriele Tadini, the man who managed the controls of the cable car at the intermediate station of Alpino, denies: “Impossible”. According to him, in 36 years of cableway he has never heard anything like this.
Yet not everyone thinks so. Davide Marchetto, technical manager of the Rvs of Turin as well as the one who had been called to fix the system on 30 April, is convinced of the opposite: “If there is a drop in pressure in the braking system, the hypothesis may be that is moving abnormally. ” But Tadini continues to deny the accusations and through his lawyer he made it known that “since the plant reopened (April 26) there have been anomalies in the brake control unit of cabin 3 (the one that crashed ed)”.
And again: “I reported these episodes to the operating manager, engineer Perocchio (Enrico Perocchio, the director of the cable car) even before the reopening of the plant asking an overhaul of the braking system. And the engineer had the technicians of the Rvs of Turin intervene, which is the company that supplies the brake control units, which Leitner (system maintenance man) relies on. I’ve always said this to Nerini too (his owner, manager of the cable car ed) “. In short, it seems a continuous rebound of responsibility. Meanwhile, Tadini, Perocchio, Nerini are being investigated for the disaster, but it is not excluded that news may arrive .