BROOKSVILLE, FL – According to Wsbradio.com, a person died at the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at about 3:35 in the afternoon. Reports indicate that the victim was decapitated by the blade from a helicopter.
Law enforcement officers responded to the call to the scene of a “very serious” accident and found the victim dead close to the hanger. Reports indicate that the person who was killed was performing maintenance on the helicopter at the time of the incident.
The victim was identified as 62-year-old Salvatore Disi. Disi was working on the helicopter with one other man when the chopper made a sudden movement, and a blade from the aircraft struck the victim killing him immediately. The reason the helicopter made the sudden movement is still unclear.
Investigators are still looking into the incident which they are calling “unusual.” While they do not believe any foul play was involved, they are taking the time to look into the cause thoroughly.
Helicopters have more parts that move to make them fly than planes do. The additional parts mean that there are more possibilities for something to wrong with these vehicles. In flight, these vehicles have a reputation of being dangerous, and there are often reports of them being involved in crashes. While they are considered more difficult to use, much of the risk of helicopters have to do with the way they are used, not the aircraft themselves. For instance, because they can reach places that planes cannot, they are often used in emergency situations and have to land in difficult places in tricky situations.
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