Freak Remote-Control-Helicopter Accident Kills Man in Brooklyn

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28:  Seven-year-old Drew, plays with a remote controlled helicopter made by Bladez Toys at the 'Dream Toys' fair of predicted top selling toys for Christmas on October 28, 2009 in London, England. The Toy Retailers Association have announced their annual list of 12 toys priced under 50 GBP which are likely to sell well in the run up to Christmas.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
Photo: Oli Scarff/2009 Getty Images

The operator of a remote-control helicopter was killed this afternoon in a Brooklyn park when his device crashed into him. "Sources said that one of the propeller blades sliced off a piece of his skull," DNAinfo reports. The victim, who has not yet been identified, was either 19 or 20 years old, according to reports. "The mangled helicopter has black and white striped wings," The Wall Street Journal said. "It came to rest on its propeller in a grassy area of the park."

Investigators were on the scene trying to figure out exactly what happened.