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Teen killed by blades of RC helicopter

  • 19-year-old Roman Pirozek Jr. scalped at park, police say
  • Friends say Pirozek was an expert pilot

A New York man was killed Thursday after the blades on his remote control helicopter hit him in the head.

Police say 19-year-old Roman Pirozek was at a Brooklyn park with his dad when he lost control during a stunt.

Experts say the whirling blades on the chopper can be as sharp as knives.

Friends say Pirozek was an experienced pilot who posted videos on YouTube:

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