[s-cars] Its a sad day in the World Rally circle if it's true

LL - NY larrycleung at gmail.com
Sat Sep 15 17:25:10 PDT 2007

The post on the Saab92X website was of a news report.

It's sadly true. Colin, his son and two other unidentified passengers (not
his wife, nor daughter, whom were at home) died. Fire has made id'ing the
bodies difficult.


On 9/15/07, Don Warren <wrc_quattro at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Breaking News
> Crash Helicopter Registered To McRae
> Updated: 21:11, Saturday September 15, 2007
> Sky News
> A helicopter that crashed in rural Scotland today was registered to rally
> driver Colin McRae, it has been revealed.
> Strathclyde Police said there were no survivors after the aircraft came
> down near Lanark this afternoon.
> Rally driver Colin McRae
> It is not known whether the former world rally champion, who has a pilot's
> licence, was on board.
> Police have said extensive damage was done to the twin squirrel helicopter
> and they were not immediately able to confirm how many people had been
> travelling in the craft.
> There will be no formal identification of any victims this evening.
> The air accident investigation team are en route to establish the cause of
> the crash.
> The Scottish Ambulance Service confirmed that its own helicopter was
> despatched to the scene along with three ambulance crews and units from
> Strathclyde Fire Brigade.
> Sky Correspondent James Matthews said: "My understanding is that the
> helicopter involved is registered to Colin McRae, the former world rally
> champion former world rally champion.
> "He lives on an estate where this crash took place, the Jervis Wood estate
> just outside Lanark in the central belt of Scotland.
> "All police will say it that they are in touch with the family to try to
> establish the identity of those on board the helicopter."
> 555
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