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Video: Exploding Wind Turbine

As Christian Reinboth reports on ScienceBlogs.de, at his energy blog Frischer Wind (“Brisk Wind”), unusually high winds in Denmark on Monday tore the rotor from a turbine on a wind-power farm in Hornslet. The turbine failed spectacularly, exploding mid-spin and scattering parts across the landscape below.

Click the image below to view two short videos of the disintegrating turbine at Reinboth’s blog:

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The Danish government and the turbine’s manufacturer have each launched investigations seeking to clarify the cause of the accident.

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