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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.


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

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There is a book of condolences open on colinmcrae.com. Very touching words from thousands of fans.

Very sad for all Rally fans, the guy was a legend in his own time:( we musn't forget the loss also of his son Johny and both of their friends.

RIP Colin.
 

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A very sad loss of a multi-talented driver and, by all accounts, a thoroughly nice guy too.

Weirdly, his old boss at Prodrive, Dave Richards, also had a bad crash in his helicopter on the way back to the UK from the Belgian GP yesterday, but he survived unscathed.

Give me twin engines and a wing any day ...

Alex.
 
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