A judicial inquiry has found former world rally champion Colin McRae to be at fault for a helicopter crash that resulted in the deaths of himself, another man, and two children, including his own child. The crash was caused by McRae’s careless flying, according to the inquiry.
Sheriff Nikola Stewart conducted the investigation and determined that McRae was entirely responsible for the crash. The incident occurred in 2007, when McRae was piloting a helicopter with three passengers on board. The group was returning from a day out when the crash occurred.
The inquiry revealed that McRae had been flying too low and too fast, which caused the helicopter to collide with trees before crashing to the ground. The impact resulted in the deaths of all four individuals on board.
One of the passengers, Ben Porcelli, had been filming the flight on his mobile phone. The footage captured the final moments of the flight, including the sound of the helicopter’s rotors hitting trees and the impact of the crash.
The inquiry also found that McRae had not been properly trained to fly in the conditions present at the time of the crash. The weather was poor, with low visibility and high winds, which made flying difficult.
McRae’s family expressed their disappointment with the inquiry’s findings, stating that they believed there were other factors that contributed to the crash. However, Sheriff Stewart maintained that McRae’s flying was the primary cause of the incident.
The tragic incident shocked the world of motorsport, as McRae was a highly respected and accomplished racing driver. He had won the World Rally Championship in 1995 and was known for his fearless driving style.
McRae’s death was a devastating loss for his family and friends, as well as for the wider motorsport community. His legacy as one of the greatest rally drivers of all time lives on, but his untimely death serves as a reminder of the dangers that come with high-speed racing and flying.
In conclusion, Colin McRae has been found to be at fault for a helicopter crash that resulted in the deaths of himself, another man, and two children. The inquiry determined that McRae’s careless flying was the primary cause of the incident. The tragic loss of McRae serves as a reminder of the dangers associated with high-speed racing and flying.