World champion skier narrowly misses a falling drone from the sky
During the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Italy, drones again earned a bad name for themselves. The incident involved a camera drone falling inches away from four times defending overall champion Austrian skier Marcel Hirscher as he was on course for his second run. The drone was set up by broadcast crew and some malfunctioning in the equipment resulted in the bizarre incident.
As you can see from the video above, the drone rigged with a heavy camera comes crashing down from the sky and nearly missed the Austrian. If he would have been just a few feet behind where he was it could have resulted in serious injury and of course ruined his run.
During the run Marcel didn’t notice what just happened behind him but after wards he strongly said:
This is horrible, This can never happen again. This can be a serious injury.
Marcel finally finished second behind Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway who now is the leader of the World Cup standings taking the place away from Aksel Lund Svindal.
This is not the first time a drone has malfunctioned at a sporting event as a drone plunged into the crowd at a bull run in Virginia.