A few seconds and then the crash. The two video surveillance cameras immortalize the tragedy of the Mottarone cable car. Not just the fear in the film, because before you fall down what you see is nothing different than a quiet day. There is a moment in which the faces of the fourteen victims they can be seen from the windows of the cabin which has practically arrived at the station. There are those who adjust the mask, those who adjust the backpack on their shoulders before getting off and those who are glued in front of the glass window of the cable car waiting for the imminent arrival.
But that is precisely the moment when a jolt will change their destinies: the cabin swings back and forth instead of walking a meter and reaching the concrete of the pit, the cabin draws a semicircle backwards and when he comes forward from the windows no one can be seen anymore. All 15 passengers – report what happened in detail Republic – have already fallen to the ground, one on top of the other before the cabin touches the ground. Now the two videos are being examined by the technical consultants who, between an extra terrifying detail and new testimonies, are grappling with the real causes that led to the accident. One thing is certain though: that damned May 23 the forks blocking the safety brakes were active. In addition to the video of the crash, there is what is filmed Pietro Tarizzo, seasonal since 2017 and called to open the car once it reaches the top.
But this will never happen. As you can see in the images and based on what he will later tell, Tarizzo is faced with a gruesome scene: at that point he dodges for fear that the twisted cable will end up on him and runs back with the aim of “preventing the people waiting to approach and to save me. I pressed the button that activates the emergency brake on the hauling rope but it didn’t work”.