Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s helicopter crashes while leaving stadium
Here’s what we know:
– The helicopter belonging to the club’s Thai owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha crashed outside King Power Stadium after West Ham match
– It is not yet known who was on board the chopper at the time of the crash
– Emergency services are on the scene dealing with the incident
Leicestershire Police have confirmed they are dealing with an incident outside the King Power Stadium amid reports a helicopter belonging to Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has crashed.
The incident occurred shortly after the Foxes’ 1-1 draw with West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday.
We are dealing with an incident in the vicinity of the King Power Stadium. Emergency services are aware and dealing.
— LeicestershirePolice (@leicspolice) October 27, 2018
Accounts from eyewitnesses state how Srivaddhanaprabha’s helicopter departed from the King Power Stadium at around 8:30, as is routine practice post every match. Things took a turn for the worse, however as it lost control within a few seconds, having barely cleared the roof of the stands. The helicopter developed an apparent fault with its tail rotors and came crashing down – right into the stadium car park, a few hundred meters away from the pitch.
Leicester City owner Vichai Srivadhhanaprabha