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Friday, September 6, 2013

deadly toy helicopter accident

A Queens teenager’s obsession with high-powered model helicopters ended in gruesome death yesterday, when one of his beloved toy whirlybirds spun out of control in a Brooklyn park and scalped him, sources said.
Roman Pirozek, 19, — a chopper aficionado who bragged about his exploits on YouTube — was piloting the small machine at Calvert Vaux Park in Gravesend at around 3:40 p.m., when something went horribly wrong, cops said.


This accident happened in an open field and thankfully only harmed the operator.  There is a reason for FAA rules concerning the flying of unmanned aircraft in densely populated areas.  Things happen.