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Man Dies in Hernando Helicopter Accident

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He was working on the helicopter when he was hit by one of the main rotor blades, Hernando deputies said.

BROOKSVILLE – Deputies are investigating the death of a man who was struck by a helicopter’s rotor blades while working on the aircraft, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

Salvatore Disi, 62, died at the scene.

Deputies said they were called to 16308 Flight Path Drive in Brooksville about 3:35 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 10) for a death investigation.

The caller told officials that he and another man were using a power cart to jumpstart a helicopter when, for an unknown reason, the helicopter suddenly jerked up and then came down. This motion caused the main rotor blades to strike the other man who was working on the helicopter in the head, killing him instantly.

The incident remains under investigation.

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Man Dies in Hernando Helicopter Accident
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Man Dies in Hernando Helicopter Accident
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He was working on the helicopter when he was hit by one of the main rotor blades, Hernando deputies said.
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