Big Chunk Of Turbine Blade Shears Off
"Most windfarms are near roads, railways, or walking paths, and the dangers are obvious."
January 14, 2006
in Western Morning News
Part of a wind turbine blade weighing more than half a ton snapped off and crashed into a field during high winds. A chunk of the 18 metre (59 feet) long blade sheared off at the Cold Northcott windfarm on Bodmin Moor at about 9am yesterday.
Peter Townsend, from the nearby village of St Clether, spotted the damaged blade on the 36 metre (118 feet) high turbine as he was driving past.
He said: "I couldn't help but notice it as I was passing, because a big bit of the blade was missing. It was lying... [continue via Web link]