September 21, 2021

An Indian schoolboy who built a helicopter through YouTube tutorials has died after cutting a blade in his throat.

In a bizarre accident in the Indian state of Maharashtra, a man who wanted to build a helicopter and bring fame to his village was killed by a prototype after one of the blades cut his throat.

Sheikh Ismail Sheikh Ibrahim, 24, from Phalswangi village in Mahagaon tehsil of Yatmal district, wanted to do something extraordinary to brighten the name of his village after dropping out of school. He was also inspired by the Bollywood film “3 Ideas”, in which his protagonist Rancho / Fonsikh Wangdu is a modern scientist and engineer known for his unconventional inventions.

Abraham dropped out of school after eighth grade and began working in his older brother’s gas welding workshop, where he mastered the art of making Elmira, coolers and other household items. Wanting to do something weird, he started collecting information on YouTube about how to build a helicopter. It took him two years to assemble the parts alone, but he eventually welded the steel pipes to make a prototype of a single-seat helicopter and used the Maruti 800 engine to power it.

His friend Sachin told. Times of IndiaInspired by Rancho’s role in the film ‘3 Edits’, Ismail wanted to do something unique so he decided to build a helicopter in the village. After watching YouTube videos and gathering information about the design and assembly, he Started his dream project. “

Ismail named his flying machine “Manna Helicopter”, and was planning to show it to fellow villagers on India’s Independence Day on August 15. Friends, as before, all trials were successful.

He and his friends gathered near their workshop on Tuesday to check the prototype. The man, who according to his friends always wore a helmet and earphones during his other trials, left safety on this terrible night.

Ismail started the engine from the pilot seat and the wings of the rotor blade began to move rapidly. However, the tail rotor blade suddenly exploded from the body and collided with the upper main blade. A broken blade cut his throat, causing him to fall to the ground.

His friends took him to a nearby hospital, but he died before he could be treated.

“Before anyone could understand what was happening, a piece of broken blade cut Ishmael’s throat and he fell to the ground,” recalls Abla, a friend present at the trial. The incident was captured on a video circulating on Twitter.

Another friend of Ismail’s, Harish, said of the bizarre accident, “He often experimented with the operation of helicopters. Earlier, he had managed to lift the helicopter 5 feet above the ground. That was his last test. He wore a helicopter and headphones every time he tried a helicopter. But he didn’t wear both that night. “

Ismail was buried on Wednesday in the presence of a large number of villagers. Meanwhile, police have seized his flying machine.

Dead body
Photo: Getty Images / John Moore

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