NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man was killed while operating a remote-controlled helicopter at a park in Brooklyn on Thursday afternoon.READ MORE: Consumer Alert: More Than 333,000 Pacifiers Recalled Due To Choking Hazard
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.
“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.