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    NYC teen dead of head injury as remote control helicopter veers into him in Brooklyn

    Remote Controlled Helicopter Kills Man in Brooklyn. (blogs.wsj.com)
    A 19-year-old model helicopter enthusiast was killed Thursday when a toy helicopter he was flying struck him in the head, a law-enforcement official said.

    Victim Roman Pirozek “was known to be aggressive in his flying and often executed tricks. He was executing a trick when he was struck,” the official said.

    The accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. in the Gravesend neighborhood in Brooklyn, the official said.

    Mr. Pirozek was flying a remote-controlled helicopter worth about $2,000 when it struck him, cutting off the top of his head, the official said. The Woodhaven, Queens, resident was pronounced dead at the scene. His father was with him at the time of the accident, the official said.
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    more at the links, with pictures, video

    Horror as remote-control helicopter stunt pilot, 19, DECAPITATES himself with his aircraft after he lost control. (Daily Mail)

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    The high-end RC helicopter has a blade span of 62 inches, with a rotor that spins at more than 2,000rpm. It weighs a little over six pounds.
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    And next it will be the drones doing it.....


    So very sad.
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