Just in case you didn’t hear about this story:
A teenager operating a remote control helicopter in a New York City park has been struck in the head by it and killed.
True story: Back in the late 1970’s, a bunch of us were season ticket holders to the NY Jets, at Shea Stadium. This was during the insufferable Walt Michaels years . . . As distinguished from the current, insufferable Ryan years.
In one of the games, the half-time show featured off-beat design remote control planes and such. One of them was in the shape of a flying saucer. The operator lost control of the thing (maybe due to the swirling winds that always plagued that stadium) and it nose-dived right into the head of an attendee in the box seats, killing him instantly. There was a game delay while the ambulance gathered the poor soul and took him off the field.
Needless to say, a show like that didn’t ever happen again there.
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