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Lightning hits wind turbine

A lightning strike damaged a wind turbine at the Wonthaggi wind farm yesterday.

Local residents and workers at the desalination plant reported seeing a blade hanging from one of the farm’s six turbines yesterday afternoon.

The operator of the Wonthaggi wind farm has confirmed the turbine was struck by lightning.

Picture by Marion Chapman taken from the Townsends’ Nursery - submitted to National Wind Watch - click to enlarge