Colin McRae Feared Dead in Helicopter Crash

Posted on 15. Sep, 2007 by in Rally News

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Two people are believed to have died in a helicopter crash near the Lanarkshire home of former World Rally Champion Colin McRae.

Colin McRae's helicopter has been involved in a fatal crash, autosport.com has learned.

Two people are believed to have been killed, when the helicopter crashed shortly after 4:00 pm local time within McRae's estate at Jerviswood, Lanarkshire, in Scotland.

Initial reports from the area state the helicopter burst into flames, with local police, rescue teams and the fire brigade arriving at the scene immediately after.

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A spokeswoman for the Strathclyde police has confirmed to autosport.com they are currently investigating the crash, but would not say how many people have been on board or confirm the helicopter belongs to McRae.

She said the damage to the helicopter has been too extensive to ascertain what exactly had happened or even the number of fatalities, and said the investigation is likely to take a while before any official details are released.

1995 World Rally Champion McRae is the son of five-time British Rally Champion Jim McRae.

[By David Evans and Biranit Goren, via Autosport.com. Photos by Andrew Harvey/Flatovercrest.]

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3 Responses to “Colin McRae Feared Dead in Helicopter Crash”

  1. shawn Edstrom

    15. Sep, 2007

    RIP Colin McRae

  2. Warren Currie

    15. Sep, 2007

    God Bless Colin and family.

  3. Jason Low

    15. Sep, 2007

    Words fail me at the shock I feel. If McRae was aboard, yet another racing genius has been taken from us far too soon.

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