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Blades blow off Marstons Mills turbine

Around 12 p.m. Sunday, two blades of a wind turbine were reportedly blown off during the strong nor’easter ravaging Cape Cod. According to spectators near the scene, two blades atop the approximately 60 foot wind turbine blew off around noon.

MARSTONS MILLS - Around 12 p.m. Sunday, two blades of a wind turbine were reportedly blown off during the strong nor’easter ravaging Cape Cod.

Marston Mills wind turbine failure

According to spectators near the scene, two blades atop the approximately 60 foot wind turbine blew off around noon. There were no reported injuries.

A section of the blades could be seen on the ground approximately 100 feet from the wind turbine.

The wind turbine is located near 3800 Falmouth Road in Marstons Mills, a village in Barnstable, Massachusetts.

Editor's note: According to news reports, the Aircon-10 turbine was erected in May 2009. It has a capacity of 10 kilowatts and stands 100-feet tall from base to blade tip.

MARSTONS MILLS - Around 12 p.m. Sunday, two blades of a wind turbine were reportedly blown off during the strong nor’easter ravaging Cape Cod.

Marston Mills wind turbine failure

According to spectators near the scene, two blades atop the approximately 60 foot wind turbine blew off around noon.  There were no reported injuries.

A section of the blades could be seen on the ground approximately 100 feet from the wind turbine.

The wind turbine is located near 3800 Falmouth Road in Marstons Mills, a village in Barnstable, Massachusetts.

Editor's note: According to news reports, the Aircon-10 turbine was erected in May 2009. It has a capacity of 10 kilowatts and stands 100-feet tall from base to blade tip.


Source: http://www.capecodtoday.com...

MAR 14 2010
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