Roman Pirozek Dead, New York Teenager Killed After Being Scalped By Own Model Helicopter
Roman Pirozek was flying the toy in a Brooklyn park on Thursday when it plummeted out of the sky and scalped him with the rotor blades, ABC News reported.
The avid model helicopter enthusiast's father was at the scene when the tragedy unfolded.
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He was the vice president of model helicopter club Seaview Rotary Wings and had posted several videos of himself flying helicopters on YouTube.
"He was known to be aggressive in his flying and often executed tricks. He was executing a trick when he was struck," a police source told the Wall Street Journal.
Pirozek's sister Amy told the paper: "He was the best person ever. He had the biggest heart. He always protected me. He was a good brother, I'll never forget that."