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    Default Colin McRae killed in helicopter crash

    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

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    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/rall..._07091501.html

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

    http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/...,00.html?f=rss
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    sad news

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    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/spo...cle2461339.ece



    RIP Colin and the other passengers.

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    fawk. RIP.

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    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
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    Holy shit. What a total tragedy

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    hoyl shit ... RIP

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    ah fuck
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    ah man. This sucks. RIP.

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    RIP

    Originally posted by SKR
    You know what, I'm such a ricer. More form than function, oversized exhaust, Japanese engine, and if I put the tailgate down it kind of acts as much like a wing as the picnic table wings the fast and furious guys are bolting to their cars.

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    RIP one of the best rally drivers ever!

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    sucks to hear that.

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    Damn! What horrible news!

    RIP Colin, his son and the other passangers

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    really sad news,he was a great driver

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    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.

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    RIP to my all time fav rally driver

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    one of the best rip
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