Authorities are investigating a decapitation involving a helicopter at a Florida airport, according to multiple local media reports.
A maintenance man was decapitated by the rotor of a helicopter near the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport in Brooksville, a Hernando County Fire Rescue official confirms to 10News.
Preliminary information from the Federal Aviation Administration says a helicopter blade struck Salvatore Disi, 62, of Hudson, who was performing maintenance work on the aircraft Thursday afternoon.
According to the sheriff’s office, a caller said he and another person were using a power cart to jump-start the copter when it jerked up and came down quickly. That’s when Disi was struck in the head by one of the main rotor blades.