Scottish Rally Champion’s fatal air crash
- 3rd January 2018, 8:58am
Milne had earlier served as a mentor for the young future world champion Colin McRae.Ironically, McRae died when he himself was flying a helicopter in 2007. 65-year old Milne had been a businessman connected with the North Sea oil drilling business and competed in a wide variety of cars, including a Nissan 240RS and a Nissan powered Peugeot proto. He lent these cars to McRae to drive and this helped him win the 1988 Scottish championship. This tragedy coincided with the crash last weekend of an Escort Mark 2 at the Loco 2 Rally in south England. The car impacted trees and took the lives of both clubmen crew members, Shawn Rayner and Steve Dear.
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