The widow of a South Dakota man who was killed in a plane crash in 2014 is blaming the Federal Aviation Administration for the accident.
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The original wind turbine, intended to be a pilot project to show how wind turbines can save money and power small buildings, was installed in June 2008. But the brakes and control panel on that turbine didn't work right, and before KILI ever took control of the turbine the gearbox broke.
The blade on a General Electric 1.5 megawatt (MW) wind turbine at the Wessington Springs Wind Farm was shredded in high winds. The Babcock and Brown installation became operational in late fall 2008 and includes 34 towers.