Here's what we don't want to see a wind turbine doing.
There's a safety mechanism that usually slows down the blades during high winds. It was obviously defective on this one. Despite how spectacular it is, it's still a cleaner failure than what would happen in most other places that generate power, though. Via ::reddit. See also: ::Enercon E-126: The World’s Largest Wind Turbine (for now), ::Powering 4000 Homes: One Wind Turbine, ::Largest Wind Turbines Being Installed Offshore,