Sunday, May 4, 2008

Trust the Midas Touch

The following is a video of a Danish wind turbine by a manufacturer called Vestas. From what I can read about the incident, the braking mechanism failed so that high winds caused the blades to spin out of control. Eventually, one of the blades comes apart. This causes the other blades to pitch backwards and a second blade strikes the tower with enough force to cause it to buckle. Yahoo.

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