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Wind turbine blade bent back like a spoon

A lightning storm struck one of the 26 turbines at Little Cheyne Court near Brookland (Kent, England).

Blade bent back like a spoon
The blade was left bent like a spoon
Kent OnlineNovember 11, 2014United Kingdom

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

By Sam Lennon

A wind turbine blade has been bent back like a spoon - despite being a colossal 44 metres long.

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.

"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.

Dent in the wind turbine
A dent can be seen in the turbine following the strike
Wind turbine blade bent back
The wind turbine blade has bent back
One of the 26 wind turbines in the area
The turbine is one of 26 in the area