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Operator of remote control helicopter dies

Operator of remote control helicopter dies: The man’s body was discovered on Wednesday night by a pedestrian in the Mauensee area, about 25 kilometres northwest of Lucerne, cantonal police said in a statement.The dead man, from the canton of Nidwalden, suffered severe head and arm injuries, police said.Investigators assume he suffered the fatal injuries while operating the helicopter.The hobby craft was a Gaui X7 model, advertised on the internet at prices ranging from $900 to $1,400.The 2.3-kilogram chopper, with a a 1.61-metre diameter main rotor, is 1.34 metres long and 37 centimetres high, according to the specifications from the TSH Gaui Hobby Corporation, a Taiwanese company.

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