Leicester city Boss helicopter crash down

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 car park E – the club’s staff car park which is about 200 yards from the stadium.

Sky Sports News reporter Rob Dorsett said: “At about 8:30 this evening, eye witnesses told me they saw the Leicester City owners’ helicopter take off from the pitch inside the King Power stadium – as it does after every home game – and after a few seconds it appeared to lose control.

“It sounds as if there was a problem with the rear tail propeller which sent it spinning out of control and it crashed into the car park at the rear of the King Power Stadium, just a few hundred metres away from where the pitch is, before it burst into flames.”

The helicopter of Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. File pic
Image:The Leicester City chairman’s helicopter. File pic
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Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha walks to his helicopter which has landed on the pitch after the game
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Image:Mr Srivaddhanaprabha next to his helicopter at the King Power stadium

It is not clear who was on board or their conditions.

After every home game about 20 dignitaries are taken away from the stadium in the helicopter belonging to the club’s chairman and owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, a Thai billionaire who owns King Power Duty Free.

The crash happened about 45 minutes after the game finished following a 5.30pm kick-off in which Leicester City drew 1-1 with West Ham.

Many fans had left the stadium at the time of the incident but those who were still nearby were seen running away as the aircraft came down.

Vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, the owner’s son, was not at the game, it has been confirmed

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