VIDEO: Pro skier nearly crushed by drone

Posted at 9:03 AM, Dec 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-23 09:08:33-05

A scary scene played out Tuesday on the slopes of an international skiing event in Italy.

Video shows a drone nearly smashing into champion Austrian alpine skier Marcel Hirscher. 

The near miss happened during the World Cup slalom event at Madonna di Campiglio, Italy.

Hirscher, cool as a cucumber, took to Instagram to call himself "lucky" and described it as "heavy air traffic."


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

A photo posted by Marcel Hirscher (@marcel__hirscher) on


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