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06/09/2013 14:53 BST | Updated 06/11/2013 10:12 GMT

Roman Pirozek Dead, New York Teenager Killed After Being Scalped By Own Model Helicopter

A 19-year-old man has been killed after his remote controlled helicopter fell and struck him on the head.

Roman Pirozek was flying the toy in a Brooklyn park on Thursday when it plummeted out of the sky and scalped him with the rotor blades, ABC News reported.

The avid model helicopter enthusiast's father was at the scene when the tragedy unfolded.

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Roman Pirozek was the vice president of the Seaview Rotary Wings model helicopter club

Pirozek was pronounced dead when paramedics arrived at the scene, PIX11 revealed. It has been reported the blades sliced off a piece of his skull and slashed his throat.

He was the vice president of model helicopter club Seaview Rotary Wings and had posted several videos of himself flying helicopters on YouTube.

"He was known to be aggressive in his flying and often executed tricks. He was executing a trick when he was struck," a police source told the Wall Street Journal.

Pirozek's sister Amy told the paper: "He was the best person ever. He had the biggest heart. He always protected me. He was a good brother, I'll never forget that."

Pirozek's Facebook page has multiple photos of him posing with model helicopters:

Roman Pirozek Jr. Killed By Model Helicopter