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    Unhappy Colin McRae in fatal helicopter crash


    A helicopter belonging to former World Rally Champion Colin McRae has been involved in a fatal accident in Scotland.

    According to Sky News, the aircraft that came down close to McRae's home near Lanark at around 4.00pm was registered to the 1995 world champion and suffered extensive damage in the incident.

    Strathcylde police says there have been no survivors, although it is not yet known if McRae was onboard.

    "It is not known how many people were on board at this time and there will be no formal identification of anyone on board this evening," a police statement read. "The Air Accidents Investigation team are en route to establish the cause of the crash."

    More to follow as and when it becomes available.
    http://www.crash.net/news_view~cid~4~id~154513.htm

    Condolences to friends and family.

    A nice Tribute video worth watching:
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    some nice photos of McRae
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/moto...ly/6997071.stm
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    Tragic. He was very approachable. What a terrible shame.
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    from bbc.co.uk

    Rally driver feared dead in crash
    Profile of a sporting legend
    Former world rally champion Colin McRae is believed to have been killed along with three others in a helicopter crash near his home in Lanarkshire.
    The helicopter, which police believe was owned by Mr McRae, 39, came down at 1610 BST in Jerviswood, about a mile from Lanark, and caught fire.

    Strathclyde Police said Colin McRae, a keen pilot, is thought to have been on board with three others.

    However formal identification of those killed still has to be carried out.

    Strathclyde Police said the damage to the Squirrel aircraft was so bad it was initially unclear how many people had died.

    A police statement said: "Around 1610 BST on Saturday, 15 September 2007, emergency services were called to a helicopter crash in Jerviswood, east of the A73 at Lanark.

    "There are no survivors."

    The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has been informed and will carry out a full inquiry.

    Police have been conducting a full scene examination and area search.


    There were no survivors of the crash on the outskirts of Lanark

    The Scottish Ambulance Service confirmed that its own helicopter had been despatched to the scene along with three ambulance crews and the Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service was in attendance.

    An RAF helicopter was also put on stand-by to assist.

    A spokesman for the British Airports Authority said the helicopter did not come from Glasgow or Edinburgh Airports, but its flight path is still unknown.

    Colin McRae won the World Rally Championship drivers' title in 1995 driving a Subaru, becoming the first Briton to win the title.

    He also was runner-up in 1996, 1997 and 2001.

    He is married to Alison and has two children, Hollie and Johnny.
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    Just saw this over on Nasioc. What a terrible shame and a great loss for the automotive community.

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    It is a sad day

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    he will be missed

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    That's very sad. RIP

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    I don't think it's true guys, check out this post in Snopes from 2002.

    http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?p=325385

    Seems familiar.

    Don't let it sound like I'm callous. Regardless of if it's true, until I find out otherwise, I'm thinking of him and his family, but I'm hoping to god that it's just a recirculating rumor.
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    Ugh...this sucks

    He was awesome...a nice guy with amazing talent. Its such a shame to hear that such a good spirited driver is gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevlarcupid View Post
    I don't think it's true guys, check out this post in Snopes from 2002.

    http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?p=325385

    Seems familiar.

    Don't let it sound like I'm callous. Regardless of if it's true, until I find out otherwise, I'm thinking of him and his family, but I'm hoping to god that it's just a recirculating rumor.
    Nah, their join date was 2002...it was posted yesterday. *sigh*

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    RIP How tragic.
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