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Watch shocking moment Indian man is killed when a test flight of homemade helicopter goes tragically wrong

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This is the shocking moment a 24-year-old man was killed by a flying rotor blade after the test flight of his homemade helicopter went horribly wrong.

Mechanic Sheikh Ismail Sheikh Ibrahim had spent two years building the ultralight helicopter in Yavatmal, central India, before the fatal test flight.

Footage shows Sheikh preparing the chopper for take-off in an empty field while his friends watch on.

As the rotor blades start to spin quickly, the tail blades spin out of control and appear to break off the helicopter, spitting out debris.
This is the shocking moment a 24-year-old man was fatally injured by a flying rotor blade after his test flight of his homemade helicopter went horribly wrong

Mechanic Sheikh Ismail Sheikh Ibrahim had spent two years building the ultralight helicopter in Yavatmal, central India, before the fatal test flight

As the homemade helicopter comes to a stop, Sheikh can be seen motionless and his friends rush forward to help him

Footage shows the rotor blades start to spin out of control and one comes crashing down on the pilot’s head a fraction of a second later.

A rotor blade appears to slice directly towards Sheikh’s head, smashing the helicopter’s makeshift windscreen.

As the homemade helicopter comes to a stop, Sheikh can be seen motionless and his friends rush forward to help him.

Sheikh was taken to hospital in a critical condition but later succumbed to his injuries while being treated.

Sheikh, who was known as ‘Yavatmal’s Rancho’ for his experiments with metal work, had hoped to debut his ‘Munna Helicopter’ on India’s Independence Day on 15 August, according to local media reports.

He built the aircraft as a low-cost alternative for personal use and hoped to one day run his own manufacturing company, local publications report.

Sheikh had hoped to debut his ¿Munna Helicopter¿ on India¿s Independence Day on 15 August

Sheikh had hoped to debut his ‘Munna Helicopter’ on India’s Independence Day on 15 August

 

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