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eric strt6

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Sep 8, 2001
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New York (CNN) -- A 19-year-old man died in Brooklyn Thursday afternoon after a remote control helicopter he was flying struck him in the head, according to the New York Police Department.
Roman Pirozek of Queens was pronounced dead on arrival by paramedics who rushed to the scene, Detective Kelly Ort said.
CNN affiliate WABC cites sources saying the man was decapitated by the chopper blades, while CNN affiliate WPIX's sources say they took off the top of the man's head.:think:
 
New York (CNN) -- A 19-year-old man died in Brooklyn Thursday afternoon after a remote control helicopter he was flying struck him in the head, according to the New York Police Department.
Roman Pirozek of Queens was pronounced dead on arrival by paramedics who rushed to the scene, Detective Kelly Ort said.
CNN affiliate WABC cites sources saying the man was decapitated by the chopper blades, while CNN affiliate WPIX's sources say they took off the top of the man's head.:think:
So, to be precise, semi-decapitated.
 

Jm_

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This is why the FAA is getting involved with drones and requiring people to get operating certificates for commercial purposes, certify their machines and possibly require the use of licensed pilots. All this makes for a ton of hoops someone must go through for to operate drones, but the possible problem is someone filing something like a car (or a rider!) from a drone and the drone being interfered with a cell phone or some other electromagnetic source, and then running into the rider and causing him to crash and die, or running into a car and causing a family to lose control and die. This is touchy ground and things usually do not go wrong, but in the rare cases when it does, it could be catastrophic.