WRC » McRae flew illegally in fatal helicopter crash

An ongoing inquest into the death of former World Rally Champion Colin McRae, his son and two friends in a helicopter accident has been told the Scot was flying illegally when he crashed

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James Montgomery

March 07, 2011 11:01 PM

I have always been a fan of McRae, he was always like the Gilles Villeneuve of WRC (this news article has disturbing similarities to his exploits in other machinery).

The accident was tragic, though the title makes it sound like he didn't know what he was doing... however he still didn't have a licence and I cannot imagine how bad his family will now feel and have to endure this guilt for the rest of their lives.

McRae was always a dare-devil and I will always respect him for that, but my god has he left more trouble for those close to him :(

R.I.P..... If and doubt, flat out.

Sean - Unregistered

March 07, 2011 11:34 PM

Colin was the reason I started watching rallying, just as Ayrton Senna was the reason I watched F1. I don't think there has been or maybe ever will be anybody like these two again. Some people will dance on the edge now and then like Casey Stoner on a Ducati or John McGuiness pushing for a 130mph lap but Colin seemed to live on it. It fuelled him.

It's an indefinable quality. On the edge. Colin around a fast, crested corner on gravel...

You can't reasonably say let it rest because from what I understand the family of the young friend of Colin's son also want answers. Wouldn't you?

It's just sad, even this far on.

bayliss21 - Unregistered

March 08, 2011 1:02 AM

let the man rest in peace .. he was one of the best if not the best . all this now dont mean anything ..
it wont bring him back or the others.. CANT WE JUST REMEMBER HIM FOR WHAT HE WAS

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