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Coimbatore: With the Indian Air Force expressing concern over the safety of aircraft, while landing and taking off, due to tall structures, including windmills in the vicinity of Sulur Airport, Indian Wind Power Association (IWPA) has appealed to its members to paint the mills in red and white patterns.
Many other members of the church feel the same as I do. When we spoke to the council members, they stated that our insurance would not cover this damage and wondered whom you approach to pay for it.
Around $2m damage has been caused in what is believed to be the first wind turbine fire in Australia at the Lake Bonnay windfarm. This article appeared in the Adelaide Sunday Mail 12 February 2006 .
Plans to put up a wind farm near Heath Hayes have hit turbulence - because the proposed scheme is on the flight path to Birmingham Airport.
HOLLAND -- Airport officials don't want modern, sky-high versions of windmills near the Tulip City Airport.
MINOT, N.D. Wind towers south of here are undergoing repairs. The wind generators on the east side of U.S. Highway 83, about 10 miles south of Minot, have not been spinning to produce electricity for the last couple of months. Crews have been working to replace gear boxes.
UXBRIDGE -- An Uxbridge resident speculates the distraction of a nearby windmill is responsible for his car being rear-ended recently.
A $3 MILLION wind farm turbine caught fire while dozens shut down at the time South Australia most needed them - when a heatwave left 63,000 South Australian homes without power last month.
A spokeswoman for the company said a report into how the fire began was due to be completed within days.
BEAR CREEK TWP. – The proposed addition of nine massive wind turbines around Crystal Lake would prevent nature lovers from accessing public land, according to testimony at a zoning hearing on Tuesday.
A CONTROVERSIAL windfarm planned for one of Scotland's most scenic areas is among developments that pose a potential risk to aircraft safety, aviation chiefs have warned.
Engineers from Melbourne will today begin inspecting the scene of a $3 million fire at the Lake Bonney wind farm.
A 200ft wind turbine in Wearside which burst into flames on Christmas Eve last year. The 75ft fibreglass blades burnt off and fell to the ground leading police to close two roads close to the tower. Residents from miles around reported thick black smoke emanating from the turbine at the Nissan factory - Inset picture courtesy of Sunderland Echo
"Most windfarms are near roads, railways, or walking paths, and the dangers are obvious."
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho Blades on two turbines at the Wolverine Creek wind farm have snapped, forcing crews to shut them down for repairs.
Newcastle Airport officials confirmed last night that they were concerned about the Kiln Pit Hill plan because two of the turbines would be visible on their radar.
Fears over the safety of wind turbines have been raised by residents fighting plans for the region's biggest windfarm after a North mast caught fire before Christmas
The amendment to restrict placement of towers within 1.5 nautical miles of shipping traffic is a safety amendment, not a political ploy.
A HUGE wind turbine went up in smoke in a massive blaze seen for miles across Wearside.The 200ft structure at the Nissan factory, part of a £2.3million wind farm built in August, burst into flames just after 12.30pm yesterday. The fire was so fierce all three 75-ft long fibreglass blades eventually dropped off and thick black smoke could be seen for miles around. Almost 200 people dialled 999 to alert emergency crews as flames engulfed the turbine. Police closed both the A1231 and the A19 for an hour-and-a-quarter amid worries that parts of the metal tower could fall on to the busy roads. The six turbines were bought second-hand at a cost of £1.1million, having been previously used on a wind farm in Germany. Graham Bagley, from Nissan, told the Echo in August it did not make financial sense to buy new ones and claimed the turbines were in "excellent condition". A spokesman for Nissan denied the turbines are unsafe. "It is the same design that has been used in wind farms all over the world and as far as we're aware nothing like this has happened before," he said. "If there had been any concerns about the turbines we would never have purchased them. "We're taking this very seriously and until we know what has caused this all six turbines will be shut down." He said engineers from Vestas, the company who manufactured the devices, had been working on the affected turbine since an oil leak was detected on Thursday. "It was the third turbine and is the nearest one to our test track," the spokesman said. "Engineers were repairing it yesterday morning and they had restarted it when the fire started. As far as we are aware it was oil that caught fire and the blades then burnt through. They are made of fibreglass and they burnt right down to the metal shaft before falling off. Nobody was hurt. We have now shut down all the other turbines and engineers are carrying out checks on all of them. We apologise for any inconvenience that may have been caused by this." Both the main roads were reopened at 2pm. A spokeswoman from Tyne and Wear Fire Service said: "We had seven fire engines in attendance and because of the risk of the structure falling onto the A19 police closed the road and the A1231. "The majority of the structure eventually fell away from the road."
A HUGE wind turbine went up in smoke in a massive blaze seen for miles across Wearside.