BROOKSVILLE, FL – According to Wnct.com, a man working on a helicopter was decapitated on Thursday, January 10, 2019, in Hernando County. The incident took place around the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport.
Reports indicate that the sheriff received a 911 call from a worker who said he and another individual used a power cart to jumpstart the helicopter they were working on when the aircraft inexplicably jumped up and then fell back down. When the helicopter came back down, the rotor blades hit one of the workers in his head. The injury the man suffered is being referred to as a decapitation.
The victim has been identified as 62-year-old Salvatore Disi. The victim died instantly. No foul play is suspected in the freak accident, but the police will be carrying out a full investigation of what transpired.
Dr. Alfred Bonati, who operates the Bonati Spine Institute, was the person who used the helicopter. Dr. Bonati was at the scene of the incident.
Sheriff Al Nienhuis stated that his office wants to be certain that they understand what happened given that Disi’s death was “a little bit unusual.”
Helicopters are generally considered more dangerous than airplanes. Part of the issue is that helicopters are more complicated by design and tend to have a lot more moving parts. The complicated design of these aircraft causes helicopters to be more likely to break or have a part that does not function properly.
While helicopters may be more dangerous than planes by design, most of their reputation might have to do with the way these vehicles are used. Helicopters are often used in emergency situations and are expected to fly to places in dangerous situations and take off from and land in places that are less than ideal.
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