NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man was killed while operating a remote-controlled helicopter at a park in Brooklyn on Thursday afternoon.
Just before 4 p.m. at Calvert Vaux Park in the Gravesend section of the borough, 19-year-old Roman Pirozek Jr. suffered a severed neck when the blade of the chopper somehow hit him. He was pronounced dead a short time later, CBS 2’s Jessica Schneider reported.READ MORE: Campaign 2021: Polls Open For Early Voting In New York City Primaries; First With Ranked Choice Voting
“The guy was flying the helicopter and it was out of control and it chopped off his neck. It decapitated him,” said Joseph Greco, one of four witnesses to see the horror unfold.