World Champion Alpine skier almost got crushed by a falling drone today

Dec 22, 2015

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World Champion Alpine skier almost got crushed by a falling drone today

Dec 22, 2015

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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This is exactly the kind of stuff we never want to see happen.

Mere minutes ago, world champion Alpine skier Marcel Hirscher was almost crushed when a camera drone crashed into the snow just feet behind him as he was taking his second run of the night in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy.

Seen in the above video, an unknown model of drone took a nosedive as the four-time World Cup champion was flying between gates. Thankfully, the drone missed him by mere feet, letting him finish the run unscathed.

Heavy air traffic in Italy ? #crazy #drone #crash #luckyme

A photo posted by Marcel Hirscher (@marcel__hirscher) on

In speaking to the Associated Press afterwards, Hirscher said:

This is horrible […] This can never happen again. This can be a serious injury.

We couldn’t help but to agree. This was by no means a smaller, plastic Phantom-style drone with a GoPro attached. This looked to be a far more heavy-duty rig with a more serious camera setup.

It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out in the sports world, especially considering the new registration process put in place earlier this week.

[via NBC Sports]

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Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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