In some tragic news to come out of of New York City recently, WABC reports that a horrible accident occurred Thursday in which a teen operating a remote control helicopter was struck in the head by the flying apparatus and killed.
Roman Pirozek, Jr., of Queens, was operating the remote-control helicopter in the area of Calvert Vaux park in Gravesend, Brooklyn, specifically designated for this type of flying activity. The 19-year-old was experienced flying gas-powered helicopters equipped with two foot-long blades made of carbon fiber.
Witnesses say that it seemed like the teen at first lost control of the helicopter, and then it tragically came careening back toward the youth, striking him in the head. Roman was pronounced dead at the scene by officials.
Somewhat surprisingly, this hobby is known to be a bit dangerous. Remote control helicopter expert Weah Robert told WABC, “You've got something with whirling blades, it's like knives, and you get hit with that it's no joke.”