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#1 jwin767

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 01:30 AM

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LONDON (AFP) — British former world rallying champion Colin McRae was believed to have been killed in a fatal helicopter crash at his home on Saturday, police told AFP.

Four people died in the crash at Jerviswood near the town of Lanark in southern Scotland, Strathclyde Police said.

There were no survivors and formal identification of the bodies was not expected until Sunday.

"We can now confirm that four people were on board the helicopter which crashed in the wooded area in Lanark at 16:10 (1510 GMT) this afternoon," a Strathclyde Police spokesman told AFP.

"The bodies were found within the helicopter which is owned by Mr Colin McRae. It is believed he was on board.

"However, until formal identification has taken place we will be unable to confirm the identities of those on board.

"Police are still at the scene where further searches are continuing. Air accident investigations will be carrying out a full investigation into the cause of the crash."

A police source anticipated formal identification might be made mid-morning Sunday.

McRae, 39, held a pilot's licence and travelled by helicopter on a regular basis.

The Scot won the 1995 World Rally Championship and was the runner-up in 1996, 1997 and 2001.

He was made a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996.



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Edited by jwin767, 16 September 2007 - 01:38 AM.


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Posted 16 September 2007 - 01:32 AM

Moving to P/N/R...

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 08:58 AM

Sad news indeed sad.gif
Cant believe we have lost Richard Burns & then Colin McCrae in the space of 2 years at such young ages.

RIP

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 09:34 AM

Live fast, die young.

RIP

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 11:46 AM

If that is true then this is a great shame

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 12:48 PM

Yes it's true CLICKY. Very sad news. Thats just down the road from where I live too. I was a big fan of the guy, I went to watch the 95 RAC WRC down in Kielder forest the year he won.

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 10:24 PM

This is very sad, his five year old son was killed too.

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 12:18 AM

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If you want to leave a caring word for the family goto

Colin's official website

This is a dark day

RIP Colin and Johnny McRae

Edited by jwin767, 17 September 2007 - 12:18 AM.


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Posted 21 September 2007 - 05:40 AM

I was pretty sad when I heard about this on the 15th...Richard Burns was one of my favorite drivers up until his death, and then we lose Colin. I guess we'll all have to find another driver to follow.

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 01:56 AM

Just found out about this last night. Can't believe it. sad.gif




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