(DAILY MAIL) -- A 19-year-old New York City man has decapitated himself with his own remote-controlled helicopter.
Roman Pirozek Jr, was flying the chopper at a Brooklyn park Thursday afternoon when he lost control and the RC device flew into his head. The blades sliced off a piece of his skull – scalping him.
Pirozek was a an avid model helicopter enthusiast, who was vice-president of a local hobby club. He posted several videos of himself flying helicopters on YouTube.
One clips shows him putting his Trex 700 helicopter through incredible tricks. The video climates with him dropping the $1,500 model from the sky, only to restart the rotor when it is just inches from his head. The high-end RC helicopter has a blade span of 62 inches, with a rotor that spins at more than 2,000 rpm.
Pirozek was dead when police arrived. Pictures from the scene show the remote control near his covered body, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Pirozek was at Calvert Vaux Park in the Gravesend neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, near Coney Island – a spot popular with model aircraft enthusiasts. Read more via Daily Mail...