Chopper crash: rally star believed dead

RALLY driver Colin McRae is believed to be among four people killed in a helicopter crash in Scotland.

RALLY driver Colin McRae is reported to be among four people killed in a helicopter crash in Scotland.

Strathclyde Police said the 39-year-old was believed to be on board the aircraft, which crashed at Jerviswood, near Lanark at about 4.10pm yesterday.

No formal identifications have taken place yet.

A statement released by police said: “The bodies were found within the helicopter which is owned by Mr Colin McRae of Jerviswood House, Lanark.

“It is believed he was onboard the helicopter however until formal identification has taken place, we will not be able to confirm the identities of those onboard.”

McRae is married to Alison and has two children Hollie and Johnny.

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McRae became the first Briton to win the World Rally Championship drivers' title in 1995.

As well as winning the world championship driving a Subaru in 1995, he was runner-up in 1996, 1997 and 2001.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch have been informed of the accident.

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