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Leicester City owner among five feared dead after helicopter crash tragedy outside King Power stadium

Leicester City owner among five feared dead after helicopter crash tragedy outside King Power stadium

THE Leicester City owner is among five individuals feared dead after his helicopter crashed in a ball of flames within the membership’s stadium automotive park final night time – however his daughter just isn’t believed to have been onboard.

The eight-seater helicopter belonging to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha had flown from the King Power Stadium pitch stay on TV moments earlier than the explosion.

 An aerial view of the wreckage of the helicopter in Leicester this morning

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An aerial view of the wreckage of the helicopter in Leicester this morning

The helicopter took off at round eight.45pm and nosedived in a ball of flames lower than 200 yards away simply seconds later.

Eye-witnesses stated the AW169 helicopter spiralled uncontrolled within the air with an obvious drawback with the tail fin.

A supply near the household informed the BBC Srivaddhanaprabha was in his helicopter when it crashed.

In response to Reuters, a supply claimed the membership owner was among five individuals who have been on board the plane, in addition to a daughter of Vichai, two pilots and a fifth individual whose id was not instantly recognized.

Nevertheless it has since emerged that Mr Srivaddhanaprabha’s daughter is just not believed to have been on board on the time of the crash.

 The helicopter became engulfed in a ball of flames

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The helicopter turned engulfed in a ball of flames

 The businessman bought the club in 2010. According to Reuters, Srivaddhanaprabha was on the aircraft at the time of the crash

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The businessman purchased the membership in 2010. In response to Reuters, Srivaddhanaprabha was on the plane on the time of the crash

 The burnt shell of the helicopter of the club owner Thai businessman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, that crashed when leaving the ground on Saturday evening after the match, can be seen outside the Leicester City stadium this morning

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The burnt shell of the helicopter of the membership owner Thai businessman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, that crashed when leaving the bottom on Saturday night after the match, may be seen outside the Leicester City stadium this morning

Onlookers panic at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium after the chairman’s helicopter crashed within the carpark moments after taking off

Workforce supervisor Claude Puel stated this morning the crash is a “tragedy” and added he’s “terribly sad”.

He advised Sports activities Radio France: “It is a tragedy for the membership.

“I think very strongly about the victims and their families, and I wanted to reassure everyone who cares about me, I’m terribly sad but I’m fine.”

 The aircraft took off from King Power stadium and crashed just moments later in a car park

The plane took off from King Power stadium and crashed simply moments later in a carpark

 A supporter lays flowers outside the stadium this morning

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A supporter lays flowers outside the stadium this morning

 Flowers appeared at King Power stadium this morning

Flowers appeared at King Power stadium this morning

Is that this the second we hear the Leicester City helicopter crash throughout reside BT Sport broadcast
 Fans turned out to the stadium this morning to lay tributes

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Followers turned out to the stadium this morning to put tributes

Leicester en Pleurs ?????

— Bonnevay Jacky (@JackyBonnevay) October 28, 2018

This morning, Jacques Bonnevay – the workforce’s assistant supervisor tweeted in French to say: “Leicester en Pleurs”, which means “Leicester in tears”.

Followers and supporters have flocked to the stadium this morning to put floral tributes following the horror helicopter crash.

Joe Birch, 24, an enormous fan of the group stated: “I noticed it from the telly final night time, it was horrible.

“I’ve a season ticket, I’m a fan of the workforce. It was devastating, particularly not understanding what has occurred. The crash was actually dangerous , I hope there are survivors however I don’t assume so.”

Gary Lineker pays heartfelt tribute Glenn Hoddle and Leicester City at first of Match of the Day
 Horrified fans watched it burst into flames in the car park

Horrified followers watched it burst into flames within the automotive park

 The helicopter took off and crashed at around 8.45pm

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The helicopter took off and crashed at round eight.45pm

 It was engulfed in flames within seconds of leaving the stadium pitch

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It was engulfed in flames inside seconds of leaving the stadium pitch

Jake Humphrey and the BT Sport pundits talk about the Leicester City helicopter because it takes off behind them moments earlier than crash

Pictures taken on the scene present the helicopter engulfed in flames as followers leaving the bottom watched on in horror.

It’s feared a number of individuals have been killed. Supporters have been pressured to run for his or her lives from particles falling to the bottom because the helicopter crashed.

The chairman’s son Aiyawatt, who’s the membership’s vice-chairman, and director of soccer Jon Rudkin weren’t on board, in response to sources.

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was seen in tears outside the stadium as hearth crews doused the flames.

The spouse of England and Leicester City legend Peter Shilton was among the eye-witnesses who noticed the horror unfold.

 The helicopter was shown on BT Sport coverage minutes before the crash

The helicopter was proven on BT Sport protection minutes earlier than the crash

 Host Jake Humphrey and pundits on Premier League Tonight discussed the chopper as it took off

Host Jake Humphrey and pundits on Premier League Tonight mentioned the chopper because it took off

 The helicopter was seen landing on the pitch after the final whistle

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The helicopter was seen touchdown on the pitch after the ultimate whistle

 Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha walking to the helicopter after a game in 2016

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Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha strolling to the helicopter after a recreation in 2016

 Emergency crews were on the scene within minutes

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Emergency crews have been on the scene inside minutes

 Firefighters put out the flames within around 30 minutes but there has been no official confirmation of fatalities

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Firefighters put out the flames inside round 30 minutes however there was no official affirmation of fatalities

Stephanie Shilton, 50, stated: “It happened straight in front of us as we were leaving the ground. It’s horrendous.”

Leo Bruka, 27, who lives close to the stadium, informed The Telegraph he was driving house from work when he noticed the helicopter falling.

He stated: “I saw the helicopter coming down, it was spinning very quickly.”

One man, who wished to not be named, however has had a season ticket for over 40 years, stated: “I noticed Kasper Schmeichel run out first after which a great deal of safety guards and stewards.

“I was stood outside the ground but it crashed on the other side. I hope everyone is OK.”

Srivaddhanaprabha is well-known for leaving the stadium by his helicopter, which lands within the centre circle on the pitch, after each Leicester house recreation.

BT Sport pundit Jake Humphrey pointed to the plane from the studio throughout a stay broadcast on the stadium and stated: “As you can see the owners are now heading off.”

A loud explosion could possibly be heard on post-match evaluation present Premier League tonight simply moments later.

The crash was then confirmed by the host stay on air and the programme delivered to an early finish because the crew was evacuated from the stadium.

Leicester had simply performed West Ham in a 1-1 draw within the Premier League. The 5.30pm kick-off completed at round 7.30pm.

Smoke rises at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium carpark the place membership owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s helicopter crashed moments after taking off

 

 A cordon was created around the flames as the area was evacuated

A cordon was created across the flames as the world was evacuated

 The helicopter had left the King Power Stadium moments before the crash

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The helicopter had left the King Power Stadium moments earlier than the crash

 Fire crews leaving the scene last night

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Hearth crews leaving the scene final night time

 Police cleared the area and evacuated the stadium

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Police cleared the world and evacuated the stadium

 Heartbroken fans gathered outside the ground to wait for news

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Heartbroken followers gathered outside the bottom to attend for information

A Leicestershire Police spokesman stated: “Emergency providers are at present coping with an incident on the King Power Stadium, in Leicester, after an plane got here down in a carpark behind the bottom.

“Officers are working alongside the ambulance service, Leicester Fire and Rescue Service, the Air Accident Investigation Branch and Leicester City Football Club to establish the exact circumstances of the collision.”

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Belief tweeted: “We are also in attendance and will update when possible.”

One witness informed Sky Information: “I hope they’re okay. Doesn’t seem like they have had much of a chance. Just burst into flames.”

One fan advised Sky Information the owner and his household have accomplished a lot for the membership. He stated: “They have conducted themselves so well, they have put everything into us. They have made us champions. You cannot ask for more from your owners.”

Emergency providers attend Helicopter crash outside Leicester City’s King Power Stadium

 

 Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha lifting the Premier League trophy in 2016

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha lifting the Premier League trophy in 2016

 Fans and players have said they are praying for the 60-year-old

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Followers and gamers have stated they’re praying for the 60-year-old

Jonathan Ashworth, Labour MP for Leicester South, tweeted: “Awful horrific scenes at @LCFC with the helicopter crash. I’ve been in touch with our emergency services and thanked them for responding so quickly. Our hopes and prayers for all those caught up in this desperately awful incident.”

Broadcaster and former Leicester City footballer Gary Lineker tweeted: “Hearing that the Leicester City owners’ helicopter has crashed in the club’s car park.”

Thai billionaire Srivaddhanaprabha is the founding father of King Power Obligation Free and is value round £2bn.

He purchased Leicester City Soccer Membership in August 2010 and invested tens of millions into the membership.

The ideas of all of us at Tigers are with our buddies and neighbours at @LCFC following the incident after tonight’s match at King Power Stadium.

— Leicester Tigers (@LeicesterTigers) October 27, 2018

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— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) October 27, 2018

The ideas of everybody at Manchester City are with all these at @LCFC following the incident after tonight’s match on the King Power Stadium.

— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 27, 2018

The membership gained promotion to the Premier League underneath his possession in 2014 after which, extremely gained the Premier League title in 2016. The achievement is seen as one of many biggest in footballing historical past.

Premier League soccer golf equipment and gamers have expressed their shock because the information broke.

Leicester stars and England internationals Harry Maguire and James Maddison have been among these to share tweets displaying their prayers are with these on board with a collection of emojis.

Witness describes the second a helicopter belonging Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha crashed within the King Power Stadium carpark moments after taking off

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