Helicopter Belonging To Leicester City Owner Crashes In Club Car Park

Oct 28, 2018, 00:14
Helicopter Belonging To Leicester City Owner Crashes In Club Car Park

With emergency services arriving on the scene, the helicopter could be seen engulfed in flames.

BT Sport by presenter Jake Humphrey described how the commentary team saw the helicopter, owned by Leicester chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, take off from the centre circle shortly before it crashed.

It was not yet known who was in the helicopter.

He said that after a few seconds it appeared to lose control and crashed into the auto park just a few hundred metres away.

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Photos showed a huge fireball, while witnesses told Sky Sports News the helicopter took off from the pitch at about 8.30pm but lost control within a few seconds and crashed into auto park E - the club's staff vehicle park which is about 200 yards from the stadium.

Leicestershire Police confirmed emergency services were dealing with an incident near the King Power Stadium but have not provided any further details.

Leicester City had been playing West Ham United in the Premier League at their King Power stadium.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is believed to be the only family member who attended the 1-1 draw on Saturday night.

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This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

He purchased Leicester in August 2010 and was named chairman in February 2011.

The backing of the Thai businessman, 60, helped Leicester win the Premier League title in 2016.

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