Spotted on The Daily Mail UK:
Horror as remote-control helicopter stunt pilot, 19, partially-decapitates himself with his aircraft after he lost control
- Roman Pirozek Jr, 19, was an avid RC helicopter hobbyist
- He specialized in performing dare-devil tricks with his powerful $1,500 model helicopter
- His own father watched as the blades of the 6-pound RC flyer sliced off a piece of his head
- He was dead when police arrived
A 19-year-old New York City man has died after partially-decapitating himself with his own remote-controlled helicopter. Roman Pirozek Jr, was pulling a stunt with 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 and slashed his throat.
[RIP] Roman Pirozek Jr: Teenager Killed After His Remote Control Helicopter Strikes Him In Head
*This is NOT the footage of the accident
Pirozek was 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 clip shows him putting his Trex 700 helicopter through incredible tricks. The video culminates 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 2,000rpm. It weighs a little over six pounds. Pirozek’s own father watched in horror as his son’s helicopter slashed off a chunk of his head, the Wall Street Journal reports. The teenager was dead when police arrived at the field. Pictures from the scene show the remote control near his covered body.
Police say the aircraft fell from the sky and slashed him in the head and the throat on the way down. Pirozek’s family said his father, Roman Pirozek Sr., introduced his son to the hobby.
Credits: The Daily Mail UK
Really a tragic accident..his family must be super devasted..
RIP: Roman Pirozek Jr