Death of Colin McRae

August 5, 1968 - September 15, 2007
| Age 39

1995 World Rally Champion, dead at 39
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Colin McRae, whose fascination with cars grew into an obsession that led him to win the 1995 World Rally Championship, was killed in a helicopter crash along with his 5-year-old son and two others, police said Sunday. He was 39.

McRae was piloting the helicopter, which he owned and was licensed to fly, when it crashed Saturday in a wooded area near his home in Scotland.

"Colin was very much an inspiration and role model to motor sport fans the world over," said McRae's father...

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