View Full Version : Colin McRae dead.....

09/16/2007, 05:27 AM
Announced at 8:45 am EST during the coverage of the Belgian Gran Prix. Helicopter crash apparently...unnamed family members were on board as well. A terrible loss of an amazingly talented guy. He will be missed :( :( :(

09/16/2007, 06:28 AM
Terrible, terrible...

Regarding yesterday’s helicopter crash at Jerviswood, Lanark, it has now been confirmed that there were four people, two adults and two young children on board.

Although a post mortem has still to take place, the four involved are believed to be:

Mr Colin McRae (39) of Jerviswood House and his son Johnny Gavin McRae, aged 5.

Ben Porcelli (6), of Cleghorn Road, Lanark, who had been over playing with Johnny, and family friend Graeme Duncan (37), of L’Ile Degaillot, Faycelles, France.

Chief Superintendent Tim Love, Divisional Commander, South Lanarkshire Division, said today:

“We believe that the group were just returning from a visit to the nearby village of Quarter around 1605 hours yesterday, when it appears that the helicopter got into difficulty and crashed within the grounds of Mr McRae’s family home.

“Our officers are working closely with the Air Accident Investigation Team who are presently at the scene.

“Family Liaison Officers have been appointed and are with the families to help them through this distressing and difficult time.”

Please note that the families involved are not available for interview and media are asked to respect their privacy at this time.

09/16/2007, 06:33 AM
Very sad news indeed... :crying:

09/16/2007, 06:59 AM
Oh man :(...

met him at last years Xgames.
albeit briefly, I appreciate that moment more now.

09/16/2007, 11:56 AM
Helicopter kills your idols!!!!

First stevie ray vaughan, now colin.

09/16/2007, 12:42 PM
Sad news. I'm not much of a race fan but liked watching the WRC. Colin was one of the reasons I enjoyed it. He always raced to win...balls to the wall! Last years X Games were a prime example of that!