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Ducati topic 5

Nooit geweten dat Hislop overleden is. Is inderdaad een van de mooiere Duc’s

Voor de mensen die het ook niet wisten, hier ff een stuk uit de krant.

British Superbike champion killed in helicopter crash

WILLIAM CHISHOLM AND CLAIRE SMITH

THE reigning British Superbike champion Steve Hislop has been killed in a helicopter crash near his childhood home in the Borders.

Hislop, from Hawick, was famous for his love of risk- taking and spoke earlier this month of the buzz he got from flying helicopters.

He was believed to be travelling to visit friends in Scotland when the four-seater Robinson R4 helicopter crashed into a hillside on a remote Borders farm.

Yesterday, farm workers spoke of the devastation at the scene, where nothing remained of the aircraft but a section of the tail of the craft and a blackened circle of grass.

Police and air accident investigators at the site were last night trying to piece together the final moments of the flight.

Hislop, 41, who lived on the Isle of Man and was the father of two young children, was hailed by his peers as the fastest man ever to ride a motorcycle, but was regarded as a flawed genius.

Earlier this month, he was dismissed by Yamaha after a difficult season when he slipped to eighth position in the riders championship.

At a young age, Hislop watched his own father die from cancer, then lost his brother, Garry, in a motorcycle racing accident in 1982. Having lost many friends in motorcycle accidents, he made a point of never going to the funerals of fellow racers. He said: Some people might find that a bit callous.

I only ever attend family ones and people find it a bit strange that I won’t go to a friend’s funeral, but it’s just my little way of shutting off.

It is very difficult for non-racers to understand how we get on to a bike after someone is killed.


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Hislop qualified for his helicopter pilot’s licence in September 2002, and last month wrote: My new hobby is flying helicopters, what a buzz.

The wreckage of the helicopter Hislop was flying was discovered yesterday afternoon by Walter Douglas, a farmer at Caerlanrig farm, as he was checking his livestock.

His wife, Pat, said it was unclear when the accident had happened. She said: We didn’t see or hear anything really. We heard a helicopter buzzing around earlier but we were not aware that anything was untoward until later in the afternoon.

My husband was checking stock later when he came across the wreckage, we really don’t know much more than that.

John Hepburn, a farm worker who saw the site, said the helicopter was so extensively damaged that it was barely recognisable.

He added the craft came down half a mile from the nearest road on a steep hillside. He said: You would hardly know it was a helicopter unless you knew what had happened.

Is alweer een paar jaar geleden en ik weet het nog goed. en inderdaad omgekomen bij een helicopter ongeval!

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