A 19-year-old was killed on Thursday after he was struck by the toy helicopter he was playing with in a field in Brooklyn.
The accident happened in a field in Calvert Vaux Park, near Bay 44th Street and Shore Parkway in Bath Beach at about 2:15pm, according to the FDNY.
The victim, Roman Pirozek Jr. suffered from severe head trauma.
A spokesman for Muncie, Ind.-based Academy of Model Aeronautics says he believes Pirozek’s death is only the second death caused by a remote control helicopter in the U.S.
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