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“This information came from concerned local residents but there appears to be no official acknowledgement by the owners of the development nor has the Council or the HSA been informed. This is the usual sequence of events with turbine accidents and we have had a few in the County in recent years.
A number of investigations are believed to be underway after a blade on a huge wind turbine near Drumkeen “disintegrated” at the weekend. ...It is believed the turbine in question was struck by lightning.
Firefighters dealt with a wind turbine converter fire this afternoon near Pontyates.
An out of control wind turbine has caused a road closure in Mojave.
This video was posted on Facebook and YouTube. Few details are provided about the incident including the location and timing of the event. (It is not clear the incident occurred in New Zealand.) Nonetheless, the video demonstrates the type of danger a turbine can pose when sited too close to where people may live or gather.
SPAIN: A house has been hit by pieces of a turbine blade that fell from a 300kW turbine in Spain following high winds, several local press are reporting.
An explosion in the engine could be the cause of a wind turbine losing two of its blades. The turbine was located on a hill next to Corme, in the municipality of Ponteceso Coruña.
Lightning knocked out one of SSE's wind turbines at SSE's Richfield Wind Farm in Bridgetown during the run up to Christmas.
"There was a wind turbine straight across the forest road. It had been ten to fifteen meters up from the base and then dropped in the entire length of the tower."
One of the 32 Vestas V112 3MW turbines sited at the Lemnhult project in Vetlanda municipality in Sweden collapsed and broke into pieces. The project owner, Stena Renewables, could not explain the cause of the failure.
Emergency services are on site and the public has been asked to stay away from the site. ...In connection with the wind turbine collapse, hundreds of liters of oil leaked from the turbine.
A Vestas wind turbine fell over during Christmas Eve morning in Lemnhult, Korsberga in Sweden. The model belong to one of the tallest land-based wind turbines with a height of 185 meters ...and weighed about 400 tons, according to Stena Renewables CEO Peter Zachrisson.
On December 24, 2015, a Vestas wind turbine collapsed in Lemnhult, Sweden.
The rotor sheared off a Repower MD77-1500kW turbine. ...it appears a fault in the main shaft connecting the rotor with the gearbox cracked open as the shaft became fatigued.
The rotor sheared off a Repower MD77-1500kW turbine in northeast France.
A large turbine at a Samsø offshore windfarm was wrecked on Saturday, bringing electricity production at the site to a halt. For unknown reasons, the 100-metre-high turbine lost its top part and all of its wings, which then fell into the sea.
Drawing on far-ranging claims data and in-field experience, its study Towering Inferno found that while turbine fires remain a relative rarity — the global fleet of 300,000 machines sees just 50 each year — they can lead to a "disproportionate amount of negative news coverage" by anti-wind media.
Wind turbine accident at Nieder Kostenz in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Despite the catastrophic failure, the area was not blocked off from the public. Special thanks to Friends Against Wind for preparing the English subtitles.
A windmill at the Midtfjellet Wind power project was taken out of operation and the area around it cordoned off after the turbine caught fire 05 am on Saturday.
NextEra Energy acknowledged Wednesday that it shut down some of its Ontario turbines and warned landowners after it was discovered a part on spinning blades could fly off. NextEra said the potential problem was with "a small thin plastic attachment" on the turbine blades that could separate while in operation.