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    Very sad news

    Rally champ Colin McRae and his young son died in a helicopter crash yesterday..

    http://timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/more_sport/article2461339.ece

    One of the greatest. May he rest in peace.

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    WHAT!?!?!?!?!?!? No, you have to be kidding me.... no flippin way!

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    I can't believe it! This is the 3rd person I've heard of dying in a helicopter accident this year...

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    This sucks. McCae was at the top when I first got into rally. Was such a humble guy.. RIP

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    I was shocked and really moved when I read it in the news!!!

    Our thoughts are with the victims and their families!

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    This is very sad. Everyone on board was lost.

    I used to work with the aerospace industry and the more an aerospace engineer from Boeing knew (technology wise) about an airplane, the MORE likely you were to find them flying on an Boeing airplane. The more an aerospace engineer knew about a helicopter, the LESS likely you were to find them flying on ant helicopter! They are inherently unstable and very dangerous. I personally know someone who flies his own plane, but flew many, many times on helicopters and has been in three helicopter crashes. Obviously he walked away from all of them and very lucky.

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    What's just as scary is that David Richards nearly escaped a heli crash after hearing about McRae's very own crash the day prior.

    http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/9/6799.html

     
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