Man decapitated by Chopper

Now that is getting too close to the action.

A man has been killed playing with his toy chopper.

 A young New York City man was killed on Thursday after being struck in the head by a remote-controlled toy helicopter he was flying in a city park, police said.

Roman Pirozek, 19, suffered the fatal head injury at Calvert Vaux Park in Brooklyn, police said.

Witnesses told police the helicopter he was flying crashed into Pirozek and cut off part of the top of his head and his shoulder, while his friends watched on in horror.

“I was playing at the park and we came into the clearing and we just saw a body on the floor, he was just decapitated, the whole top of his head was gone,” Maria Delgado, 13, told the New York Post 

Pirozek appeared to have been an avid enthusiast of the remote-controlled miniature helicopters. Videos posted by Pirozek on YouTube and photos on his Facebook page show him working on the machines and flying them.

Neighbours described Mr Pirozek as “an avid hobbyist who is frequently seen in the area flying model airplanes,” reports the Daily Mail.

“He was known to be aggressive in his flying and often executed tricks. He was executing a trick when he was struck,” a police source told the Wall Street Journal.

The helicopter’s blades, which spin at 2000 revolutions per minute, span 1.5metres.


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