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Man dies while test flying his own 'helicopter'; watch video

A 24-year-old man died after the blade of a helicopter he developed slashed his throat during a trial run.

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India, First Published Aug 13, 2021, 11:08 AM IST

A man from Maharashtra’s Fulsavangi village died after a helicopter he built developed a glitch in a horrific incident. Yes, during the trial run, one of the helicopter blades fell on his head. 

Employed in welding and fabrication works in Fulsawangi, Sheikh Ismail Sheikh Ibrahim was a Class 8 dropout and interested in aerodynamics. He was also working on creating his own ‘Munna Helicopter’ for the last two years. While testing the helicopter in his workshop, the incident took place on August 10. 


The helicopter developed a glitch while testing the machine in the video, and one of the blades fell on his head. The injured victim was rushed to a nearby hospital. However, he died during the treatment. 

According to a report, he desired to build the helicopter in just Rs 30 lakh so that even an ordinary person can buy one. Also used Maruti 800 car engine to build the machine. However, during testing helicopter's rotor blade tore off and hit him. Now the whole episode emerged on social media and is going viral. Watch the video.

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