I was stuck in a Vietnamese cable car 6,000ft up for THREE HOURS: Western traveller documents disaster daytrip…but families alongside him are less than amused by his antics
- One TikToker joked with his fellow passengers as they were stuck on a cable car
- Passengers were stuck on the highest mountain in the Indochinese Peninsula
One fearless traveller has shared the horrifying moment he got stuck in mid-air on one of the world’s highest cable cars.
Haris, an Australian who goes by the name ‘fully.fledged’ on social media, shared the debacle on TikTok as he and around a dozen other passengers got stuck hanging in mid-air.
Dangling above the sea, the adventurer – vastly more relaxed about the situation compared to the other more trepid travellers – appeared to be stuck on the Mount Fansipan Cable Car on the highest mountain in the Indochinese Peninsula.
Usually, the cable car offers a leisurely 15 minute trip over the breathtaking valleys below and the surrounding peaks some 6,235ft (around 1,900 metres) above sea level.
But Haris and the fellow passengers got more than they bargained for as they apparently spent nearly three hours in the air following the cable car’s apparent malfunction.
Stuck in a cable car for 3 hours in a Vietnam, I don’t think I’m getting into a cable car ever again 🇻🇳 ffypfforyouv#vietnam
Dangling above the sea, the adventurer – vastly more relaxed about the situation compared to the other more trepid travellers – appeared to be stuck on the Mount Fansipan Cable Car
‘We are in the highest cable car in the world and we are now stuck. We are stuck,’ Haris told the camera as he filmed the incident for TikTok.
As he captured the stunning surroundings, somewhat less panicked than his fellow passengers, others can be heard explaining to each other the incident.
‘We have to wait. We just wait,’ one woman can be heard telling another passenger.
‘For how long?,’ the passenger can be heard responding in an alarmed voice.
Meanwhile, still not overly concerned by the incent and remaining jovial, Haris asked a woman sitting next to him: ‘Should we panic? Are you panicking?’
‘Yes,’ she responds sharply.
A Vietnamese-speaking voice over a tannoy can be heard presumably explaining the incident to those on board as they sit among the clouds. Alarmed chunters immediately respond to the tannoy as Haris remained relaxed.
Again, not appearing to be overly concerned by the predicament, Haris jokes with his fellow passengers: ‘It’s a good way to go, don’t you think?’
‘No, no,’ a myriad of voices shout back at him, appearing slightly less amused by his relaxed nature.
‘No dark jokes now, okay?,’ one man says.
‘We are in the highest cable car in the world and we are now stuck. We are stuck,’ Haris told the camera as he filmed the incident for TikTok
‘We have to wait. We just wait,’ one woman can be heard telling another passenger
But Haris does find solace with one other passenger named Ralph who agrees with him on the humour of the situation.
‘Do we have food? We need to assess our survival plan and ration it out,’ Haris quips again.
Picturesque mountains and a cloud-filled blue sky surround the dangling, stationary cable cart. ‘Well, this is not a bad place to die,’ the Australian concludes as he looks out.
In another segment of the clip, Haris says: ‘Uh, I think I’ve found the group that I would never want to be stuck in a cable car with.’
Evidently keeping the atmosphere light, the other passengers laugh as another voice is heard declaring: ‘To late. To late.’
Speaking to the camera, Haris says, ‘We’ve got other people in here who are panicking. It’s getting quite hot. I tried to help them by opening the windows and they swore at me’, before letting out a chuckle.
All of a sudden, the cable car starts moving again very slowly and cheers ring out.
‘The mood has certainly lifted and pansies are not being pansies anymore’ Haris says.
In one segment of the clip, Haris says: ‘Uh, I think I’ve found the group that I would never want to be stuck in a cable car with’
‘After two and a half hours of getting connected with these people, we are about to have our land ahoy moment.’
Cheers cry out as the green land comes into vision below them through the mist.
Arriving back at the station, Haris jokes with the attendant getting ready to release them: ‘Open the damn door man. Open it. Thank you, thank you. God damn it.’
The attendants at the cable cart station profusely apologise for the incident, but Haris is still evidently relaxed and tells them its okay despite the near-three hour venture into the sky.
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