Drone incident in Madonna di Campiglio

23 December 2015 00:56
Kristoffersen in Madonna di Campiglio
Kristoffersen in Madonna di Campiglio -
Agence Zoom

During the night slalom race in Madonna di Campiglio, an unfortunate accident occurred, when a drone crashed directly behind Austrian skier Marcel Hirscher during the second run.

While FIS and its partners aim to use new technology to enhance the fan experience, an accident such as the drone crash cannot happen again. Even if - unlike in Austria, Switzerland and other countries - drones are authorized to fly over a crowd during events in Italy, FIS and the host broadcaster will work together with all the involved parties to see what occurred during the crash and ensure that this will not happen again.

Broadcast partner Infront Sports and Media added: "Infront apologizes to Marcel Hirscher and to FIS for the unfortunate incident with the drone. Detailed technical analyses will be conducted and more information will be given as soon as possible."