Remote-Controlled Helicopter Kills 19-Year-Old In Brooklyn

The Wall Street Journal’s Metropolis blog is reporting that a 19-year-old man was killed today when the remote-controlled helicopter he was flying struck him in the head. A quoted official says the helicopter “scalped” his head, which is horrifying, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to this guide, the tips of remote-controlled helicopter blades spin at 250 mph, making them very dangerous indeed. Deaths from remote-controlled helicopter are rare, but not unheard-of; a Swiss man died earlier this year from a similar accident.

[via WSJ]