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McRae feared killed in chopper crash

Septembrie 16, 2007 Lasă un comentariu

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Former world Rally champion Colin McRae is feared dead after a helicopter registered to him crashed near his home in Scotland, leaving no survivors.

Police said that four people were on board the helicopter owned by McRae, which came down in a wooded area in Lanarkshire, Scotland at about 1610 BST.

„It’s believed he (McRae) was on board the helicopter, however until formal identification has taken place we will not be able to confirm the identities of those on board.”

Police, who were at the scene conducting a thorough search of the area, said further details about the victims would be released on Sunday.

Air Accident Investigators will carry out a full investigation into the cause of the crash.

Campbell Roy, a member of McRae’s management team, told the Sunday Mail: „I haven’t had anything confirmed and at the moment it’s speculation.

„I’m waiting to speak to the family to find out exactly what’s happened.”

McRae became the first Briton to win the World Rally Championship drivers’ title in 1995 and hails from a well-known motor racing family in Scotland.

His father, Jimmy, is a five-time British rally champion and his brother, Alister, is also former British rally champion.

Colin McRae is married to Alison and has two children, Hollie and Johnny.

As well as winning the world championship driving a Subaru in 1995, he was runner-up in 1996, 1997 and 2001.

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