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Wind turbine blade at Little Cheyne Court near Brookland bent and broken in lightning strike during storm  

Credit:  By Sam Lennon | Kent Online | 11 November 2014 | www.kentonline.co.uk ~~

This wind turbine blade has been bent back like a spoon – despite being a colossal 44 metres long [Nordex N90, 2.5 MW].

It was the result of yesterday morning’s lightning storm which struck one of the 26 turbines at Little Cheyne Court near Brookland.

Neighbour Caroline Solly said: “I heard a giant crash of lighting at about 6am and then the whole earth seemed to rumble.

The wind turbine blade has bent back

The wind turbine blade has bent back

A dent can be seen in the turbine following the strike

A dent can be seen in the turbine following the strike

The blade was left bent like a spoon

The blade was left bent like a spoon

The turbine is one of 26 in the area

The turbine is one of 26 in the area

“When I went to look I saw a whole turbine blade bent over. It was incredible.”

The anti-wind farm pressure group Sombre (Save Our Marsh – Block Rural Exploitation) says these turbines should be kept at least 2km from properties.

Almost 80 homes were left without power due to the storms.

Source:  By Sam Lennon | Kent Online | 11 November 2014 | www.kentonline.co.uk

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