DD EXCLUSIVE: An investigation is underway after a 80 ft wind turbine came crashing to the ground in strong winds near Ardara.
The windmill is one of nine located at Maas on the backroad near Ardara.
It is believed the wind turbine came down overnight when winds were gusting in the area to 80km/hr.
Nobody was hurt during the incident.
The wind turbines were built by a Danish company Vertas but are believed to be operated by a local business consortium.
A gate at the entrance to the windfarm has been locked while engineers and investigators examine the cause of the accident.
Locals in the area have been traveling to see the toppled turbine.
The nine unit windfarm is the only one in the immediate area but there are plans for more windfarms nearby.
One eye-witness said the windmill has completely toppled over but that the winds in the area have since died down.
“There were strong winds in the area overnight so I presume that’s when it came down.
“I’m sure the company will have to examine the other turbines in the area to see if they are secure,” he said.