About 400 tourists were evacuated by helicopter on Thursday afternoon from Birg cable car station (2677 metres) on the cable way from Mürren to Schilthorn. When the cable car arrived at the station at 11:00 it developed a fault. The fault could not be fixed immediately and a storm was forecast. The company decided to evacuate all tourists by helicopter. The tourist were bought down to Birg from the summit by cable car, and evacuated from there to Mürren by helicopter. By 15:30 all 400 had been flown down to Mürren.
The Schilthorn cablecar is made up of 4 sections: Stechelberg-Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald-Mürren, Mürren-Birg and Birg-Schilthorn.
Thought some of you might find this interesting.
Original article (in German only, you will have to run it through a translator): https://bazonline.ch/panorama/vermischtes/defekt-stoppt-schilthornbahn-400-touristen-mit-helis-ausgeflogen/story/18086269