A GE 1.85 MW turbine (#D12) with an 87-meter rotor collapsed at the Buffalo Dunes wind farm, located near Garden City, Kansas. The failure occurred in the morning of Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. It was not clear at the time if weather was a factor. An investigation is underway.
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A large piece of what looked like sheet metal fluttered from the sky before landing. It turned out to be a piece of fiberglass that had been ripped from a large wind turbine about a mile away.
Large turbine in Kingman County, KS destroyed by tornado. Debris flew up to one-mile from the turbine. Five turbines at the BP Wind facility under construction were destroyed.