Bad Weekend for Race Pilots

By James T. McKenna | September 17, 2007
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Helicopter makers may have a tougher time selling to the international auto racing community following the death of one racing legend and a near-miss with a race team leader in helicopter crashes last weekend. Former World Rally champion Colin McRae and his five-year-old son were killed Sept. 15 when the Eurocopter Twin Squirrel he was flying crashed by their home near Lanark, Scotland. He was considered one of rally racing's first superstars. The next day, the leader of Formula One's Prodrive group, David Richards, and his wife escaped injury after the EC135 he was piloting was forced down near London Stansted Airport. Richards was a leader of the Subaru team for which McRae won his 1995 rally title. For related news


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