New York Man Dies in Remote-Control Helicopter Accident(Video)

In Brooklyn, New York, a man named Roman Pirozek, Jr. was killed by one of his remote-control helicopters when it lost control and struck him in the head. According to ABC News, he is only the second American to be killed by a remote-control helicopter.

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Pirozek was a huge fan of RC helicopters and flew them often. He had a YouTube Account dedicated to his hobby.

The models he flew were gas-powered, turbine choppers with two foot-long carbon fiber blades. He was a part of  a group of remote control helicopter pilots who are well aware of the dangers involved in this hobby.

Eaton Boyce, a friend of Ramon, had this to say:

We’re all concerned about our own personal safety, but things happen, things happen.

Weah Roberts, an RC Helicopter Expert who repairs them, believes it was likely a mechanical malfunction.

You’ve got something with whirling blades.  It’s like knives.

You get hit with that, it’s no joke.

 

More on this story can be seen below.

 

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