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Old February 28th, 2008, 08:26 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by 84Scrambler View Post
I would have to think that is the case. Those units are equipped with overspeed shutdown safety devices.
I just found an article about this on engadget. It's shutdown device failed. Here's the quote.

You know how we love wind turbines around here, but we love carnage even more -- so we can't get enough of this 200-foot tall Danish wind turbine shearing itself to bits after its brakes failed during a recent storm. The 10-year old windmill is the one of two different Vestas windmills to fail in Denmark in the past week -- the company is launching an investigation, but might we suggest selling tickets instead?

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