Wind turbine blade throw in Quebec

bladeTVA Nouvelles, Maxime Landry
A wind turbine blade, weighing almost 8 tons, suddenly detached before fall heavily to the ground in the night from Friday to Saturday in Saint-Robert-Bellarmin, close to Lac-Mégantic. A major failure, which led to the emergency stop forty other wind turbines, in addition to a thorough inspection.

Images obtained by TVA Nouvelles show the huge piece of metal in the middle of a gravel road. La pale, qui fait 45 mètres, est aussi longue que l’aile d’un Airbus A380. The blade, which is 45 meters, is as long as the wing of an Airbus A380. Read article

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