• Sep 15, 2007
The Times is reporting that former World Rally Champion Colin McRae has died after the helicopter he was piloting crashed into the ground near his home in Strathclyde. Also on board was his five year-old son, an unnamed adult male and child. According to reports, there were no survivors.
People close to McRae assert that he was as adept at piloting a helicopter as he was behind the wheel.

More is available from the Times Online here. We'll update this post as more information is available.

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UPDATE
: More information here and here.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Terribly tragic, for all involved. My prayers for the families and friends. Just tragic.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow. There are no other words. Just crazy.
      • 7 Years Ago
      He was a great man and the world should remember him!

      Sad day!



      • 7 Years Ago
      According to BBC news, they have not confirmed who was in the helicopter yet, just that it was near the McRae home.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Another great loss following that of Richard Burns. RIP.
      • 7 Years Ago
      oh my goodness I am truly sad and shocked.

      R.I.P.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is a true tragedy. May they rest in peace, and my condolences to the family.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Requiescat in pacem, he and Burns. Another tragic death in the rally world...
      • 7 Years Ago
      truely a great lost in motorsport. my heart goes out to the family and the fans
      • 7 Years Ago
      RIP
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is very very sad.
      A tremendous loss in the motorsports world. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of his friends and family.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Tragic, this man probably brought more fans in than any one other driver i can think of (partly down to his game).
      i always thought he would have made a comback to wrc someday, shame.
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