Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s helicopter crashes while leaving stadium

As word spreads of a helicopter crash outside Leicester City’s King Power Stadium hours after their Premier League home game with West Ham, we bring you the latest.

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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.

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