, 08 January 2009
Early Sunday morning we had a turbine failure at our wind park in Conisholme, Lincolnshire. Engineers are carrying out a thorough investigation. We don’t as yet have any evidence that points us to a cause ... but speculation in the press is rife.
Thursday's Newsnight credits are the office favourite - skip to 46:05.
UFO mystery over broken turbine (with footage)
'Strange lights' reported as wind turbine damaged
'UFO' wind turbine crash site sealed off
Turbine Damage Sparks UFO Mystery
Revealed: truth behind 'UFO' sighting
UFO area becomes no-go zone
Could 'Tentacle' UFO Have Destroyed UK Wind Turbine?
UFO Octopus Destroys Wind Turbine
Things that go bump in the night (with footage)
UFO hits wind turbine in Lincolnshire
BBC Radio 4
UFOs 'are not out of the picture'
Thaiindian News, Thailand
UFO wrecked British wind turbine
The Inquisitr, Austrailia
UFO Destroys Wind Turbine
UFOs 'at fault' for broken wind turbines
UFO destroyed turbine in UK
The New York Times
Do Space Aliens Dislike Wind Power, or Are They Just Clumsy? (with footage)
On a serious note..
We've examined the turbine, the fallen blade and the surrounding area, looking for clues. We also sent parts of the fallen blade away for more forensic testing.
We have been liaising with the Health & Safety Executive and the local council. Both are satisfied that this is a unique and isolated incident. We, and they, have no concerns with the ongoing safety of this, or any of our other wind parks.
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