The Day the Human Chandelier Fell From Mid-Air

Story of survival: Circus performers who plunged to the ground from 30 feet in the air discuss how their lives have changed after the accident.
1:45 | 06/17/14

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That circus for that played out as thousands of parents and their children were watching the performers plunging to the ground they all survived. And tonight here they're talking here's ABC's marsh -- Koppel. It was a performance that went from dancing. To disaster that -- -- re holding eight women suspended only by their hair collapsing. Sending them plummeting to the ground. Miraculously they all survived and today four of them are speaking out for the first time I think all -- -- -- -- yeah life. The performers today refused to talk about the accident but another acrobat 23 year old Samantha petard described that terrible moment. About. 3 seconds am -- huge crack and wages plummeted to the ground. Is really fast I landed. On my diet and help I was so conscious. Breathing really hard it is really hard to catch my breath. Because of the impact in the shot. Five of the women remain in the hospital the accident still under investigation the investigation is focused on a tiny piece of equipment -- five inch metal -- noted that -- been here is -- -- support 101000 panels but on the day of the accident it snapped. A statement ringling Brothers says quote we continue to wish all of the performers a quick recovery that we can welcomed them back. But the women today say they're struggling and planning to sue my hand and -- that. Yeah yeah. Turn next -- she says it's simply taking one -- scandal -- ABC news New York.

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