Camera drones banned from ski races after object falls from sky and nearly hits racer

December 23, 2015 10:45 AM

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VIENNA – The international ski federation is banning camera drones from its World Cup races after a drone crashed and nearly hit Austrian skier Marcel Hirscher during a slalom in Italy.

FIS men's race director Markus Waldner tells The Associated Press that drones will be prohibited "as long as I am responsible .... because they are a bad thing for safety."

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