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A Plummeting Drone Almost Hit A World Cup Skier

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Are you dragging your feet about having to register your drone? An incident at a skiing event earlier this week may help you see why it needs to be done.

In the video below, you can see skier Marcel Hirscher gracefully weaving his way down the course when, suddenly, a big pile of junk falls inches behind him, almost hitting him. That pile of junk was, of course, a drone.

It's pretty amazing how close the drone was to hitting Hirscher — if he was a fraction of a second slower, he would have gotten hit. Good thing he's the four-time world champion and fast enough to out-ski falling debris.

"This is horrible," said Hirscher in an interview with the Associated Press. "This can never happen again. This can be a serious injury."

Despite the incident, Hirscher grabbed second place, finishing 1.25 seconds behind Norwegian skier Henrik Kristoffersen.

The drone belonged to a TV crew, however, it's not yet known what caused it to plummet to its doom. What is clear, however, is that there will be more rules about drones at sporting events going forward.

Via: TechCrunch

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