Camera hit by plane crashes to ground at World Ski Championships
There was a scare at the Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz today as an aerial camera crashed to the ground after a cable to which it was attached was hit by a plane taking part in a display at the Swiss venue.
The accident, which did not result in any injuries, caused the second run of the men’s giant slalom to be delayed slightly.
During a demonstration by the acrobatic flying team of the Swiss air force, a plane clipped a cable and caused a camera to fall in the finish area. Footage of the incident can be found here in a video carried by Eurosport, which is showing the World Championships across Europe.
The plane landed safely, although there was some disruption to the preparations of the competitors as some of the cabling is reported to have hit a ski lift.
It is the second incident of a falling camera at a major skiing event in little over a year.
In December 2015, a camera drone nearly fell on skier Marcel Hirscher as he was competing in a FIS Alpine Ski World Cup event in Italy, although the Austrian escaped unharmed.