17. 08. 12. - 16:09
Seven people injured in Twin City Liner crash
Seven people were injured when a Twin City Liner crashed into the riverside at the Erdberger Lände on the Danube Canal.
According to the company a software error lead to the crash which happened at around 18.00 yesterday (Thursday).
Around 100 people were on the ship when the accident occurred as the ship made its way from Vienna to Bratislava.
One woman was taken to hospital with a knee injury and a boy was taken to hospital with a bang to the head. A further five people were treated at the scene mainly for cuts and bruises.
The technical failure meant that the ship’s turbines stopped working meaning it was not possible to control the ship.
Ronald Schrems, Managing Director of the Twin City Liner said: "We have been carrying passengers for seven years and have never had such a software error.
The ship was not damaged in the crash. Tests on the software and the ship will be carried out again.
As a preventative measure the speed of the Twin City Liners has been reduced to 30 Kph whilst the investigations are carried out. Passengers are also advised to stay seated during the trips.
The Twin City Liner connects Vienna and Bratislava in just 75 minutes.