Yesterday afternoon around 3:35 p.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 16308 Flight Path Drive in Brooksville in reference to a death investigation.
The caller stated he and another individual were using a power cart to jump start 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 one of the men, who was working on the helicopter, in the head.
The man, who has been identified as 62 year old Salvatore Disi, was killed instantly.
The helicopter that the two men were working on at the time of the incident is used by Dr. Alfred Bonati.
The Medical Examiner’s Office in Leesburg responded to the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport to remove the body from the scene. The incident remains under investigation. No additional details are available at this time.