Έφυγε από τη ζωή χθες ο παγκόσμιος πρωταθλητής του WRC, Colin McRae, όταν συνετρίβη το ελικόπτερο στο οποίο πιλότος ήταν ο ίδιος, λίγο πριν προσγειωθεί στο σπίτι του στο Jerviswood. Εκτός από τον Colin McRae, τη ζωή τους έχασαν άλλα τρία άτομα που επέβαιναν στο ελικόπτερο, μεταξύ των οποίων και ο πεντάχρονος γιος του. Rest In Peace Colin!
Η ανακοίνωση στο επίσημο site του:
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”.