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An investigation by an independent technical safety regulator has confirmed that the Sea to Sky Gondola’s cable was deliberately cut.
The incident happened in the early hours of Aug. 10, causing most of the gondola’s 30 cabins to fall to the ground, many of them damaged beyond repair. No one was hurt.
RCMP said late last month they believed the severing of the 5.2-centimetre cable, known as a haul rope, was a deliberate, criminal act of vandalism.
“Our technical failure analysis has concluded that the haul rope wires were substantially cut while under tension,” Jeff Coleman of Technical Safety BC said in a statement.