– A whole blade weighing over a tonne became detached from the VESTAS turbine.
– The picture above show a spectacular failure of a turbine during a storm in Lichtenau, Germany (Thanks to Wilfred Heck for supplying these photographs).
We have had a blade failure in a Raasay School Playground and another on a Yorkshire Farm. Whitelees Windfarm lost a blade off one turbine and Ecotricity lost a blade in the Lincolshire Fens, originally blamed on a UFO! Wind Turbines are struck by lightning, they do catch fire, blades do become detached.