Four-time World Cup champion skier Marcel Hirscher was doing his thing in a slalom race in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy today, minding his own business, when he was almost smoked by a news drone.
“This is horrible,” Hirscher, who finished second, told ESPN. “This can never happen again. This can be a serious injury.”
No word yet on why the drone fell. In 2014, an athlete in an Australian triathlon was injured when a hacked drone smashed into her face. In this incident, Hirscher avoided a collision, but it’s a reminder that it’s a bad idea to fly drones over sporting events.