No casualties were reported, nor has the environment been harmed in any way.
The 100 m high, rotor-equipped VERBUND power plant had switched off automatically at approx. 6.30 p.m. yesterday due to excessive wind speed in a storm front. Towards 8.30 p.m., a witness reported seeing the housing on fire. Subsequently two of the three rotor blades broke off and fell to the ground.
The cause of the accident – whether due to lightning or technical malfunction – is being examined. Furthermore, the amount of damage inflicted on the tower is also being investigated.