News

Man killed by toy helicopter

Man killed by toy helicopter

Photo: clipart.com

By Ellen Wulfhorst

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A young New York City man was killed on Thursday after being struck in the head by a remote-controlled toy helicopter he was flying in a city park, police said.

Roman Pirozek, 19, suffered the fatal head injury at Calvert Vaux Park in Brooklyn, police said.

Witnesses told police the helicopter he was flying crashed into Pirozek and cut off part of the top of his head.

Pirozek appeared to have been an avid enthusiast of the remote-controlled miniature helicopters. Videos posted by Pirozek on YouTube and photos on his Facebook page show him working on the machines and flying them.

Calvert Vaux Park is designated by the city as a “Model Aircraft Field” for enthusiasts.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Springfield Mayoral Candidates Spar Ahead of February Primary

vote election

The crowded mayor field will be trimmed after February's primary

in Local

Rauner Rails Against State’s Finances

state_capitol_4

Also wants to overhaul tax system

in Local

Pot Decisions Now Up to Rauner

pot

New governor says he is not in favor of the program during campaign

in Local

Can Gays Be Converted to Straight?

gay_marriage

A bill to ban the therapy could move this year

in Local

Champaign-Urbana or Bust!

university illinois

NetScape, PayPal, Tesla have ties