Florida Man Killed by Helicopter Blade in Freak Accident at Airport

Helicopter decapitates person in Hernando County

Salvator Disi died Thursday near the hangars at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport, Hernando County Sheriff's Office confirmed.

Sheriff Al Nienhuis said Salvatore Disi "died nearly immediately" in the incident that took place at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport.

Deputies of the Hernando County Sheriff's Office are on the scene at Flight Path Drive in the grounds surrounding the airport. A caller told 911 that he and Disi were working on the helicopter and using a power vehicle to jumpstart it. The aircraft "suddenly jerked up and then came down", and the rotor blades hit the man on the head.

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Investigators say the tragedy happened while DiSi and another worker were using a power cart to try and jump start the helicopter, whose millionaire owner founded The Bonati Spine Institute and has appeared on network TV to talk about his work. Officials have launched an investigation into the incident.

The incident occurred away from the facility's runways and did not impact air traffic, Nienhuis said according to the Tampa Bay Times. No one else was injured in the incident.

Other agencies including the Federal Aviation Administration are also being informed, the sheriff said.

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