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Teen killed in heli accident

By Model Retailer Staff
Published: September 6, 2013

A teenager flying an R/C helicopter was killed Sept. 5 after being struck in the head by the helicopter blade, according to reports from the Associated Press and other media outlets.

Roman Pirozek Jr., 19, was pronounced dead at Calvert Vaux Park in Brooklyn, N.Y. Members of the Seaview Rotary Wings Helicopter Club fly their models from a field in the park. Pirozek’s father, Roman, is a vice president of the club.

Police did not release the make or model of the helicopter Pirozek was flying. His Facebook page includes photos of him posing with model helicopters.