Now We Know Why They’re Called “Choppers”

A 19-year-old man was killed on Thursday when a remote-controlled model helicopter that he was piloting in a Brooklyn park struck him in the head, the authorities said.

The man, Roman Pirozek Jr. of Woodhaven, Queens, had been operating the large model — measuring several feet end to end — when it hit him and the top of his head was sliced off, the police said. — NYTimes

Seems like this kid might have had a great future as an Air Traffic Controller — in Russia.   Or maybe Pakistan.  But alas, his prospects have been, um, cut off.

The only surprising element of this story is that it didn’t happen in Florida.

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1 Response to Now We Know Why They’re Called “Choppers”

  1. Diesel Fitter says:

    Q: What’s this? (Snapping the edges of a dollar bill)
    A: The last sound Vic Morrow ever heard.

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