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Last Updated: Monday, 11 September 2006, 07:19 GMT 08:19 UK
Sail falls off historic windmill
The scene at Chesterton Windmill
The windmill only opens to the public one weekend a year
A woman visiting an historic windmill was airlifted to hospital after a sail broke off and fell to the ground.

The visitor was left with cuts and bruises and a suspected broken finger after the accident a Chesterton Windmill in Warwickshire on Saturday.

The 17th Century windmill only opens to the public for one weekend a year. It was immediately closed for health and safety reasons.

A spokeswoman said she hoped the windmill would open in future years.

The Warwickshire County Council spokeswoman apologised to visitors and said: "We are sure many people will be disappointed, and we are very sorry for any inconvenience."

As many as 600 visitors were expected at the open day.




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