A drone fell near the starting point of a road bicycle racing event and burst into flames in Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture, on Sunday.
According to police, race organizers had hired a company, Air Media Service, to use a drone to film the 20.8-km race that was to begin at around 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Fuji TV reported. The president of Air Media Service said the drone's electronic system was damaged due to the rain and they were unable to control it.
When the drone fell to the ground at around 7:15 a.m., there were about 470 participants nearby who were waiting for the race to start. A fire truck which was on standby at the scene extinguished the fire right away and no one was injured.© Japan Today