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      09-15-2007, 03:12 PM   #1
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Colin Mcrae

Anyone else heard the sad, sad news ?

Colin Mcrae has passed away today in a helicopter accident. Terrible waste of a huge, huge talent.
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Anyone else heard the sad, sad news ?

Colin Mcrae has passed away today in a helicopter accident. Terrible waste of a huge, huge talent.
No way...nothing on BBC website about it
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Was he on board the helicopter though?
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Had some news from the Scottish boys who know him personally.

Sadly, not looking good

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i cant believe it

i just cant believe it.... i just cant believe it

im stunned... what a tragic waste

i want to cry

man why oh why does this happen all the time, we lost richard burns a few years ago, now colin mcrae.

R.I.P Colin
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A terrible tragedy.

News on BBC website now: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/...st/6996860.stm
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      09-15-2007, 04:02 PM   #7
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No confirmation yet though....
It was him, just waiting to hear if his 6 year old was on board.
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It was him, just waiting to hear if his 6 year old was on board.
oh my RIP Colin McRae
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It was him, just waiting to hear if his 6 year old was on board.

Colin, his 6 yr old son Jonny and now they`re saying 2 others on board.


Unbeleivable to think that the guy who created the Subaru legend has now passed on just as Subaru are more or less killing off the turbo`d imprezza.


"Too Young,Too gifted,Too soon."
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My thoughts go out to his family. His wife and other kids will need a lot of support. I lost my dad at 12years old not nice.

RIP Colin you are a legend.
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So very sad.

One of the last real rally drivers, pure talent and no electronics.

RIP Colin.
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On one website they still say its unconfirmed..

so sad, my thoughts are with his family and friends

R.I.P Colin and Johnny
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Carlos> Without wishing to get too technical I think that is a technicality due to the fire making it difficult to assess who exactly was inside.
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Carlos> Without wishing to get too technical I think that is a technicality due to the fire making it difficult to assess who exactly was inside.
i know that buddy, but his family will surely know if he was in it or not
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i know that buddy, but his family will surely know if he was in it or not
Which is exactly the point.

There are official crash investigation and identification procedures to go through, while respecting ALL families involved.

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It is official now.

Sad day.

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FROM THE BBC NEWS WEBSITE:

Police confirmed that rally champion Colin McRae was killed with his son in a helicopter crash.

Strathclyde Police released the names of the four people they thought were on board the crashed aircraft on Saturday.

Mr McRae, 39, his son Johnny, 5, his friend Ben Porcelli, 6, and family friend Graeme Duncan, 37, were all thought to be on board.
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