(NEWSER– A 19-year-old in New York City died in a gruesome freak accident yesterday when he was hit in the head by the remote-control helicopter he was operating. Police say Roman Pirozek died almost instantly when he was hit by the machine's 2-foot-long blades, which sliced his neck and took off the top of his head, reports the New York Daily News. Pirozek, an accomplished model-helicopter pilot who was introduced to the hobby by his father, died in front of horrified witnesses in a Brooklyn park frequented by model-helicopter fans.

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