Teen partially decapitated by his RC helicopter in NYC park

NYC Model Helicopter Accident

NEW YORK, NY — A 19-year-old man died in Brooklyn Thursday afternoon after a remote control helicopter he was flying struck him in the head, according to the New York Police Department.

Roman Pirozek of Queens was pronounced dead on arrival by paramedics who rushed to the scene, Detective Kelly Ort said.

CNN affiliate WABC cites sources saying the man was decapitated by the chopper blades, while CNN affiliate WPIX’s sources say they took off the top of the man’s head.

By Chris Boyette and Rob Frehse

The-CNN-Wire
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