McRae killed in copter crash

Updated: 19 September 2007 16:06 IST

Former World Rally Champion Colin Mcrae has died in a helicopter crash near his home in Lanarkshire.

Lanarkshire:

Former World Rally Champion Colin Mcrae has died in a helicopter crash near his home in Lanarkshire.

Thirty-nine 39-year-old McRae was known to be a keen pilot and was on board with three others, when the chopper owned by Mcrae himself caught fire and came down in Jerviswood.

Colin McRae won the World Rally Championship driver's title in 1995 driving a Subaru, becoming the first Briton to win the title.

He also was runner-up in 1996, 1997 and 2001. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has been informed about the accident and will carry out a full inquiry.

Topics : Formula 1
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