Morning Express with Robin Meade

A fast, personal, and smart blend of all the news you want in the morning. We call it "News in the Fast Lane." So buckle up.

Teen killed by blades of RC helicopter

NEED TO KNOW
  • 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:

Morning Express with Robin Meade airs Monday through Friday at 6 a.m. ET on HLN.  Like the show on Facebook, follow on Twitter: @MorningExp.

Join the conversation...

HLNtv.com welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.
Watch: Duo waltzes sideways on a building!
OMG | See all 1697 items Watch: Duo waltzes sideways on a building!

Advertisement