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BerserkerCatSplat
09-15-2007, 02:25 PM
Translated from a German page, it's known that Colin's chopper crashed and killed two people, this is the first confirmation that he was on board.



Ex world champion Colin McRae is dead

by Christian Nimmervoll 15. September 2007 - 21:41 o'clock

The Rallyewelt mourns around ex world champion Colin McRae, which died in the age of 39 years with a helicopter crash

Colin McRae
The engine haven world mourns around Colin McRae, which deceased today tragically
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(Motorsport Total.com) - the Rallye and engine haven world mourn around Colin McRae: The Scottish WRC champion from 1995 is today with a helicopter crash in the N? its house in Lanark around the life come. Why it came to the crash, is still unclear at the current time.

The H?punkt of its sporty career he experienced 1995, when he became on Subaru Rallye world champion. 1988 it had already won the Scottish championship for the first time, 1991 and 1992 the British one. he celebrated 1993 with the Rallye New Zealand its first success with a WM run. Up to its last of altogether 25 WRC victories in the year 2002 he became still three times vice-world champion.

2008 h?e McRae together with Tina Th?er as successors of Jutta Kleinschmidt f?das hessian x-raid-team the Rallye Dakar to deny are - the contract was already signed. Au?rdem wanted to undertake it still another all-last comeback attempt in the Rallye world championship.

Ber?theit attains the pleasant Scot also by the Rallyespiele licensed of it f?Spielkonsolen and computers, which are considered as the most realistic on the market.

McRae deceased in the age of 39 years. It hinterl?t a wife, Alison, as well as two children, Hollie and Johnny.


http://www.motorsport-total.com/rallye/news/2007/09/Ex-Weltmeister_Colin_McRae_ist_tot_07091501.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/6996860.stm

http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,70131-1284278,00.html?f=rss

lilmira
09-15-2007, 02:26 PM
sad news

Aleks
09-15-2007, 02:29 PM
RIP

BerserkerCatSplat
09-15-2007, 03:08 PM
Times Online has confirmed that Colin and his son were killed.




THE former rally driving champion Colin McRae was killed and his five year-old son feared dead in a helicopter crash yesterday afternoon. The aircraft came down in Jerviswood, Lanarkshire, half a mile from the family's home and burst into flames just after 4pm.

Jean-Eric Freudiger, McRae's agent, said the 39-year-old driver had been piloting the helicopter himself. Also on board were believed to be his son Johnny, another adult and another child. Police said there were no survivors.

McRae's wife Alison and their daughter Hollie, 9, were not on board, friends said.

McRae became Britain's first World Rally champion in 1995. He was one of the country's most successful sportsmen, achieving 25 wins in World Rally events and 42 podium places. He was a flamboyant driver, inspiring one the world's best-selling computer rally games.

The helicopter came down within half a mile of McRae's home, Jervis House, a 16th-century tower house, which has an adjacent helipad. The weather had been overcast, with a light breeze, but visibility was good.

Strathclyde police said the extent of the fire damage was making identification a problem.

McRae's wife, a childhood sweetheart and his former co-driver, was taken back to the house under police escort shortly after 6pm. She looked calm, but neighbours gathering outside the house looked shaken with grief.

McRae's friend the rally journalist Jeremy Hart who flew with the champion several times described him as a "very good, very measured pilot whose natural ability with machinery was second to none". "Colin regularly flew all over the UK and into Europe," said Hart. "He knew the terrain and conditions at Jerviswood very well. It was the place he flew into most regularly.

"As a driver Colin was misunderstood slightly as being reckless but everything you saw with him came from pure raw talent as opposed to being learnt. He was the Michael Schumacher of rally driving.

"It's so ironic that he should die in a helicopter crash when he had competed and had brushed with death so many times as a rally driver."



http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/more_sport/article2461339.ece



RIP Colin and the other passengers.

dennisaur
09-15-2007, 03:24 PM
RIP
:(

Eibbus
09-15-2007, 03:26 PM
fawk. RIP.

schocker
09-15-2007, 03:26 PM
RIP
McRae had always been my favorite driver throughout the years and was why i got interested in rally itself. He was a very talented driver.

This is the kind of racer he was
Ci_p6ulyTRg

adidas
09-15-2007, 03:27 PM
RIP

rmk
09-15-2007, 03:30 PM
Holy shit. What a total tragedy :(

Team_Mclaren
09-15-2007, 03:30 PM
hoyl shit ... RIP

Vagabond142
09-15-2007, 03:30 PM
ah fuck :cry:

mago0
09-15-2007, 03:32 PM
ah man. This sucks. RIP.

Kirbs17
09-15-2007, 03:35 PM
RIP :(

Mr_ET
09-15-2007, 03:42 PM
RIP one of the best rally drivers ever!

TomcoPDR
09-15-2007, 03:43 PM
sucks to hear that.

Gondi Stylez
09-15-2007, 03:55 PM
Damn! What horrible news!

RIP Colin, his son and the other passangers :(

Trini
09-15-2007, 05:37 PM
:cry: really sad news,he was a great driver

EK 2.0
09-15-2007, 05:43 PM
I met him once at the Rally of Great Britain when I was a younger guy. He was sooo cool signed a lil STI Model that I had built for me...


RIP.

vud tuner
09-15-2007, 05:50 PM
RIP to my all time fav rally driver

KuruptEX
09-15-2007, 05:51 PM
one of the best rip:thumbsdow :thumbsdow :thumbsdow :( :(

treg50
09-15-2007, 06:08 PM
Wow, unreal.

A great loss for the Motorsport community indeed.

SilverGS
09-15-2007, 07:05 PM
Holy Crap :( RIP CM, Son and Others

CRXguy
09-15-2007, 08:34 PM
:cry: :cry:

RIP.

v2kai
09-15-2007, 08:39 PM
:( rip

Hash_man
09-15-2007, 08:52 PM
Damn ... big loss to the rally community and motorsports. Great racer indeed.

RIP

Kobe
09-15-2007, 08:59 PM
wow R.I.P :cry: :cry:

jdm_eg6
09-15-2007, 09:10 PM
this is messed, i thought this was a horrid joke of some sort... dayum RIP, loosing a rally driver is like loosing a super hero they are truely the apex of automotive performance driving.

crazydriver
09-15-2007, 09:25 PM
Bummers :cry: :cry:

RIP

gp36912
09-15-2007, 09:27 PM
RIP to one of the greats in the driving world. RIP to the passengers in the untimely accident.

A2VR6
09-15-2007, 11:42 PM
RIP... i remember when I first watched WRC he was the first driver I really rooted for :(

Lucky97
09-15-2007, 11:51 PM
wow RIP

car
09-16-2007, 12:47 AM
damn it.....

rip man

Melinda
09-16-2007, 12:48 AM
Definately a legend, the world of motorsports and especially the Rally community has lost a great driver and representative of the sport. RIP to him, his son and all others involved. Condolances to the families. :(

silver_gs-R
09-16-2007, 12:51 AM
OMG.

Thats horrible news.

R.I.P. Colin. :cry:

rage2
09-16-2007, 06:20 AM
Holy shit RIP! I just heard this from the announcers during the ITV F1 broadcast.

DJ Lazy
09-16-2007, 06:27 AM
Damn! This is brutal news... RIP to all onboard.

OneUpYou
09-16-2007, 08:24 AM
RIP

The Cosworth
09-16-2007, 08:56 AM
RIP :cry:


Sad news to wake up to this morning.

Schocker, nice find on the video clip! :thumbsup:

GoChris
09-16-2007, 09:29 AM
ya hear this yesterday, shocking indeed

RIP

/////AMG
09-16-2007, 12:26 PM
RIP :(

GQBalla
09-16-2007, 12:57 PM
RIP

lil*tymer
09-16-2007, 01:11 PM
Sad news. RIP, he was a great driver.

Kona9
09-16-2007, 01:27 PM
:eek: RIP

PrezeS_PL
09-16-2007, 01:36 PM
True Legend
Rest in pace Colin

Datsun-Fever
09-16-2007, 03:06 PM
RIP

finboy
09-16-2007, 03:34 PM
aw that fucking sucks, he was an amazing driver :cry: :cry: :cry:

RIP

pattyt
09-16-2007, 07:06 PM
RIP --- May The Legend Always Live On --- Colin McRae


:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

car
09-16-2007, 08:17 PM
omg and his 5yr old son too... it cant be worse:(

Altezza
09-16-2007, 08:53 PM
RIP

signature7
09-17-2007, 12:13 AM
RIP

4doorj
09-17-2007, 09:53 AM
thats sad!
his name is what popped up everytime i thought of rally racing
RIP

D_2K
09-17-2007, 10:04 AM
R.I.P

BigBadVlad
09-17-2007, 11:35 AM
RIP, odd how even doing arguably one of the more dangerous forms of motorsport yet another famous person passes away in a helicopter crash as opposed to in a car crash on or off road. WRC won't be the same...

4wheeldrift
09-17-2007, 12:01 PM
A fierce competitor and all around great driver. Watching him driving for Subaru was one of the things that kicked off my love of the brand, and rallying in general. RIP.

BigBearWest
09-17-2007, 01:22 PM
RIP

iceburns288
09-17-2007, 05:31 PM
Dave Richards (yes, the owner of Prodrive) heard about McRae's accident and left the Belgian GP early, only to also crash his helicopter. Luckily, he and his wife survived that crash.

Milk2%
09-20-2007, 06:09 AM
RIP
Colin will never be forgotten.

"straight lines are for fast cars, turns are for fast drivers."

I definatly shed a tear for him.

RIP colin!

1-Bar
09-21-2007, 12:52 PM
RIP - Just watched him Race on X-games '06 when he flipped/recoverd and almost won the gold

treg50
09-21-2007, 01:22 PM
Originally posted by 1-Bar
RIP - Just watched him Race on X-games '06 when he flipped/recoverd and almost won the gold

I remember that, that was AWESOME. Got all four back on the ground, punched it and kicked up dirt like it was nothing @%$'ing wicked!

He had a great videogame series too: Colin McRae Rally. 2005 was awesome, haven't tired DiRT yet.

redbeast
09-21-2007, 05:52 PM
Thats so tragic, I remember I used to watch him race all the time up until he finished. He definately was a legend. RIP to Colin and Johnny.