A man was killed in Brooklyn on Thursday after a toy helicopter fell and struck him in the head.
The 19-year-old man lost control of the remote-control operated machine near Bay 44th St. and Shore Parkway in Gravesend when it fell, the rotor blades reportedly scalping him, ABC reports.
photo: detectives looking at remote control helicopter that killed 19 y/o near Coney Island. pic.twitter.com/SP6Hx17BjO
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PIX11 reports paramedics at the scene pronounced him dead on arrival.
UPDATE: The victim has been identified by the Wall Street Journal as Roman Pirozek Jr.
The incident occurred at Calvert Vaux Park, a popular destination for fans of model aircraft. Law enforcement officials tell NBC Pirozek had been attempting a trick with the remote-control helicopter before the accident happened.
Pirozek's Facebook page has multiple photos of him posing with model helicopters:
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