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.