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Disney Monorail Pilot Remembered In Vigil

Dozens of people came out Saturday night to honor the memory of the monorail pilot killed in a collision at Disney World last weekend.

“One Rail One Family” was organized by former and current monorail operations Disney cast members.The vigil was held in Celebration in front of the lake at the end of Market Street at 8 p.m.

Austin Wuennenberg, 21, was killed last Sunday when another monorail slammed into the one he was piloting, trapping him inside.

An initial National Transportation Safety Board report shows Wuennenberg may even have tried to back up his monorail in an effort to prevent the wreck.

During the vigil, officials handed out purple ribbons, to represent the color of the monorail Wuennenberg was driving as well as Celebration High School where he attended.
According to monorail pilots at the vigil, the purple monorail has been retired in honor of Wuennenberg.

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