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Second fault closes Brighton tower

Brighton i360 Tower

The British Airways i360 moving observation tower in Brighton has closed for the second time in one week after a technical fault halted the glass viewing pod last Thursday.

The tower was closed for checks today (12 September) after a technical fault stopped the pod the yesterday evening.

It follows a similar incident last Thursday when a technical fault stopped the ride for a short time, with passengers trapped inside the pod.

British Airways i360 tweeted:

British Airways i360 was affected by a technical fault this evening. Passengers disembarked and our on-site (cont) https://t.co/N1wkrn18oD

— British Airways i360 (@BA_i360) September 11, 2016

“British Airways i360 will close today [12 September] while specialist technicians conduct further checks on site,” a spokesperson said.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Customers who have booked tickets for flights today will be offered alternative visits or refunds.

“Updates will be posted on our website and social media pages.”

The tower, which opened to the public in August, offers 360° views of Brighton and Hove at a height of 138m. The tower’s glass viewing pod can hold up to 200 people at one time.

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