Christmas Eve Death At Disneyland-509

Accident Direct Link: ==================================== Sailing Ship Columbia Direct Link: On December 24, 1998 at 10:40am The Sailing Ship Columbia came into dock to load the first passengers of the day. An employee placed the docking rope on the cleat when the ship was approaching to fast to stop at the dock. Ride procedures call for the ship’s captain to reverse the ship if it overshoots the dock so that it may approach at correct speed. When the line became too taught it snapped the 8-pound cleat off of the ship like a rubber band sending it flying into the crowd of visitors causing two visitors critical injuries.