Acrobats fall during hair-hanging stunt at Ringling Bros. circus; at least 11 performers hurt

  • by: MICHELLE R. SMITH , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 4, 2014 - 10:20 PM

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A support frame collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at a circus performance Sunday, sending eight acrobats plummeting to the ground. Nine performers were seriously injured in the fall, including a dancer below, while an unknown number of others suffered less serious injuries.

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