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Austrian model aircraft enthusiast Uwe E., 50, is in intensive care after he tried to catch his expensive model helicopter when it suddenly dropped out of the sky in the town of Krenglbach in Upper Austria, and he was badly chopped up by the rotor blades.

Eyewitnesses said the amateur pilot had apparently lost control of the helicopter, worth over 1,000 GBP, when it was about 40 metres in the air, and it started to fall towards the ground.

They said that the rotor blades had sliced him open in the stomach area and on the legs leaving him seriously injured.

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