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silentbob8201

Registered User
#1
A 19-year-old man playing with a remote control helicopter in Brooklyn lost control of it, sliced off the top of his own head and died Thursday afternoon, law enforcement officials said.

The helicopter enthusiast, identified by officials as Roman Pirozek Jr., and his father were in Calvert Vaux Park at Shore Parkway and Bay 44th Street in Gravesend.

Pirozek also sheared off part of his shoulder, officials said.

Witnesses told detectives Pirozek was performing a trick with the model helicopter when something went wrong, according to law enforcement officials.

The model helicopter was worth about $2,000.

Sources said friends of the victim told investigators he often performed risky tricks with model helicopters.

Pirozek's neighbors in Woodhaven, Queens said he worked at Kennedy Airport and was a quiet but "really good kid." They said he and his father flew model helicopters almost every weekend.

Pirozek's social media accounts were filled with references to his hobby of flying remote control helicopters. On Aug. 25, he wrote on his Facebook page, "Great day for flying, the new frame brace is working great, breaking in some new packs I just got, they are the best that I have flown so far and loving them."

Pirozek graduated in 2012 from the High School for Construction, Engineering and Architecture in Queens, according to his Facebook page.



Source: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/loca...ooklyn-Gravesend-222576101.html#ixzz2e4iN054Y
 

f kane

Known Traffic Menace
#2
Impressive - Not quite Vic Morrow level because at least he was doing something productive with his time when a copter did him in
 

Chino Kapone

Yo, whats wrong wit da beer we got?
#3
When they remake 'A Christmas Story' is the kid going to want a toy helicopter and his parents won't let him...

"You'll chop your head off!!"
 

Ego

The Only Thing Bigger Than My Head
#6
A little too much off the top.
 

gleet

What's black and white and red all over?
#7
Cost of toy helicopter $2000
Fuel and accessories $1450
Slicing off your own head Priceless
 

Psychopath

I want to fuck your girlfriend.
#8
I would hardly call those "Toys"
 

gleet

What's black and white and red all over?
#9
I would hardly call those "Toys"
Can it carry people?
Can it do real work?
Does it have an income generating purpose?
It's a fucking toy. No shame in it, lots of expensive fancy technical marvels are toys.
 
#11
So, if you wanted to slice someone else's head off, accidentally... pretty good built in alibi
 

the Streif

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Donator
#12
Ban all flying objects!!!
 

gleet

What's black and white and red all over?
#14
So, if you wanted to slice someone else's head off, accidentally... pretty good built in alibi
Maybe the guy had a Gerber Life insurance plan and he was reaching the upper age limit so dad twisted the collective.
 
#15
Those things are cool as hell. This definitely qualifies as an unlucky lottery.
 

Evilton

Why do black people call each other "Monica"?
#16
he dun goofed
 

the Streif

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Donator
#17
How will this affect fancy man Anthony Cumia now?
 

Floyd1977

Registered User
#18
Those things are cool as hell. This definitely qualifies as an unlucky lottery.
Nah, it's a "Sucks to be You" while the chances of that happening were low, it wasn't random enough to qualify as unlucky lottery.
 

Creasy Bear

gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh
Donator
#19
Oof. I'll bet that was messy.

Do you think his dad panicked and did a Jackie O lunge to collect his scattered brain matter move?

 

SatansCheerledr

Ideologically Unsound
#21
So your telling me this guy re-invents, improves upon, and successfully tests the new Kevorkian Suicide Machine for only $2k?

Pretty impressive.



If it's true.
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
#22
They told him he could be whatever he wanted, so he decided to become a Pez dispenser.
 

blazin

Registered User
#24
It takes a talent and a fuckload of practice to be able to fly a heli in a 3d fashion like that.

Toy, technically...but youre not going to buy an Align or Trex collective pitch helicopter at Walmart. They aren't cheap either.

dude was obvious a pro, I believe he was sponsored by Align on the pro circuit

Wonder if it was pilot error or a failure in electronics/communication
 
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