Wind Turbine Accident

There has been a wind turbine accident in Ireland.

A 16ft turbine blade broke, the fragments flew at high speed through the air and some of them smashed through the house roof of David Campbell, a Belfast poultry farmer. The damage was done during a windy evening. Mr. Campbell said "It was like a bomb hitting the roof of the house. It cut through the roof like a chainsaw".

The turbine was one of eleven installed with European funding and was made in China. After losing the blade, the turbine fell and crashed to the ground.

No-one was injured.

For details of another turbine accident, please see the 'small turbines' page where details and photographs of a blade fracture and shrapnel are shown.


This accident was reported on page 14 of the "Daily Telegraph" on 15 Jul 08.

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