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Leicester City players join tearful family of chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha at King Power Stadium to pay respects to all five killed in tragic helicopter crash

Leicester City players join tearful family of chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha at King Power Stadium to pay respects to all five killed in tragic helicopter crash

DEVASTATED Leicester City players at present joined the family of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in paying a tearful tribute to the membership proprietor at the spot the place his helicopter crashed killing him and 4 others.

Players – together with striker Jamie Vardy and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel – held again tears as they stood by Vichai’s son Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha at the memorial.

 Khun Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, son of Leicester City's owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel, were brought to tears

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Khun Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, son of Leicester City’s proprietor Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel, have been introduced to tears

 Aiyawatt was in Thailand at the time of the crash

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Aiyawatt was in Thailand at the time of the crash

Leicester proprietor Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s son lays wreath on the pitch at King Power Stadium surrounded by the workforce and employees

Aiyawatt had missed the flight on Saturday as he was residence in Thailand however is often at his dad’s aspect at Leicester video games in his position as vice chairman.

He wept as he lay a floral tribute at the moment amongst of a sea of wreaths and well-wishes left by followers of the membership, joined by Vichai’s sobbing spouse Aimon.

Leicester City players, together with defender Harry Maguire, this afternoon walked across the floral tributes whereas Darnell Johnson positioned a soccer shirt in the center of the shrine.

Srivaddhanaprabha’s helicopter got here down in a carpark behind the King Power Stadium following a Premier League recreation between Leicester and West Ham on Saturday.

 Jamie Vardy puts his arm around Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha

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Jamie Vardy places his arm round Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha

 Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha laid a wreath for his tragic dad today

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Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha laid a wreath for his tragic dad at the moment

 The trio hold back tears as they examine the tributes

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The trio maintain again tears as they look at the tributes

 Aiyawatt holds his hands in front of his face as he stands by tributes for his dad

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Aiyawatt holds his palms in entrance of his face as he stands by tributes for his dad

 Defencer Harry Maguire, centre, stands with (from right) Matty James, James Maddison and Wes Morgan at the site

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Defencer Harry Maguire, centre, stands with (from proper) Matty James, James Maddison and Wes Morgan at the location


What we all know to date:

  • The helicopter got here down in a carpark behind the King Power Stadium following a Premier League recreation between Leicester and West Ham.
  • Witnesses stated the helicopter misplaced management inside a couple of seconds and crashed into the membership’s employees automotive park.
  • Leicester City proprietor Srivaddhanaprabha was confirmed to have died.
  • 4 different individuals have been on board the helicopter together with pilot Eric Swaffer, who died alongside his co-pilot girlfriend Izabela Roza Lechowicz.
  • Magnificence queen Nusara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare additionally died.
  • Leicester City described Mr Srivaddhanaprabha as “a great man”.
  • The Air Accident Investigation Department is main an investigation.

 Jamie Vardy stands sombrely next to the tributes

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Jamie Vardy stands sombrely subsequent to the tributes

 Aiyawatt and Srivaddhanaprabha and Aimon Srivaddhanaprabha lay a wreath during a minute's silence held by Leicester City staff and players

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Aiyawatt and Srivaddhanaprabha and Aimon Srivaddhanaprabha lay a wreath throughout a minute’s silence held by Leicester City employees and players

 Players bowed their heads in remembrance for the five people killed in the tragedy

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Players bowed their heads in remembrance for the five individuals killed in the tragedy

 Jamie Vardy comforts the family of the Leicester City club owner as a minute's silence is held

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Jamie Vardy comforts the family of the Leicester City membership proprietor as a minute’s silence is held

 Emotional scenes unfolded on the field, just days after the helicopter tragedy

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Emotional scenes unfolded on the sector, simply days after the helicopter tragedy

 Winger Marc Albrighton holds back tears during the service

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Winger Marc Albrighton holds again tears through the service

 Leicester Manager Claude Puel, left, stands by devastated players

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Leicester Supervisor Claude Puel, left, stands by devastated players

 Leicester City's Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki was among the players to flock to the crash site to pay tribute to the lives lost

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Leicester City’s Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki was among the many players to flock to the crash website to pay tribute to the lives misplaced

 Defender Harry Maguire looks over the hundreds of flower bouquets placed outside the stadium today

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Defender Harry Maguire seems to be over the tons of of flower bouquets positioned outdoors the stadium at this time

 Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, followed by striker Jamie Vardy, walk in a line around the tributes

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Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, adopted by striker Jamie Vardy, stroll in a line across the tributes

 The vice chairman and his mum Aimon break down at the King Power stadium

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The vice chairman and his mum Aimon break down at the King Power stadium

 Darnell Johnson lays a football shirt among the floral tributes

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Darnell Johnson lays a soccer shirt among the many floral tributes

 Fans watch the footballer place the shirt down, with many holding back tears

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Followers watch the footballer place the shirt down, with many holding again tears

 Leicester City Football Club players stand in silence in tribute

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Leicester City Soccer Membership players stand in silence in tribute

 James Maddison stands by fellow athletes as they comfort each other

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James Maddison stands by fellow athletes as they consolation one another

 Emotional scenes unfold as the players arrived to pay tribute today

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Emotional scenes unfold because the players arrived to pay tribute at this time

 Aiyawatt usually travels with his dad on the helicopter after Leicester games

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Aiyawatt often travels together with his dad on the helicopter after Leicester video games

 He looked devastated as he stood at the sea of tributes to his dad

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He seemed devastated as he stood at the ocean of tributes to his dad

 He was joined by Vichai's wife Aimon

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He was joined by Vichai’s spouse Aimon

Athletes and followers burst right into a spontaneous spherical of applause in the course of the sombre jiffy.

Generally known as “Top”, English-speaking Aiyawatt acts as an adviser to his dad and was additionally behind Leicester’s unimaginable Premiership win in 2016.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died alongside magnificence queen Nusara Suknamai and right-hand man Kaveporn Punpare.

Hero pilot Eric Swaffer was additionally killed in addition to his co-pilot girlfriend Izabela Roza Lechowicz.

The Air Accidents Investigation Department stated inspectors have recovered the digital flight knowledge recorder and they’re persevering with to examine.

Srivaddhanaprabha’s eight-seat helicopter flew simply 200m earlier than nosediving to the bottom in a carpark behind the King Power Stadium.

Former Royal Navy commando Harry Benson, 58, believes Swaffer turned caught in a “dead man’s curve”, which just about all the time ends in a “catastrophic failure”.

Leicester City chairman’s son who missed deadly flight ‘due to quirk of fate’ lays wreath at helicopter crash website
 The family wept as they arrived at the scene today

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The family wept as they arrived at the scene at this time

 The pair both wept as they looked at the sea of tributes left by fans

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The pair each wept as they appeared at the ocean of tributes left by followers

 The father and son duo at King Power Stadium

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The daddy and son duo at King Power Stadium

 Claude Puel, Harry Maguire and Matty James look at the tributes

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Claude Puel, Harry Maguire and Matty James look at the tributes

 Messages of condolences have been left at the scene of the fatal helicopter crash

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Messages of condolences have been left at the scene of the deadly helicopter crash

 Footballers comfort each other as they leave the memorial

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Footballers consolation one another as they depart the memorial

It comes as goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel paid tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha after the horror helicopter crash.

Schmeichel was seen in tears moments after operating out of the King Power stadium to witness the devastating scenes.

And he penned a deeply poignant and emotional handle to Srivaddhanaprabha after the information of his dying was confirmed on Sunday night time.

He wrote: “Pricey Mr Chairman. I can’t consider that is occurring. I’m so completely devastated and heartbroken. I simply can’t consider what I noticed final night time. It simply doesn’t appear actual!”

He added: “By no means have I ever come throughout a person such as you. So arduous working, so devoted, so passionate, so variety and so beneficiant in the acute. You had time for everybody.

“You touched everyone. It didn’t matter who it was, you had time for them. I always admired you as a leader, as a father and as a man.”

Within the prolonged tribute, he additionally stated he had “literally made my dreams come true”.

Ending the message to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Schmeichel wrote: “You’ll by no means understand how a lot you meant to me and my family.

“I am truly honoured and privileged to have been a small part of your life. #TheBoss”

Heartbroken dad Jose Ragoobeer who misplaced his spouse and two sons in fuel explosion sobs as he reveals tragic Leicester proprietor helped pay for funeral
 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 businessman bought the club in 2010.  Srivaddhanaprabha was on the aircraft at the time of the crash and was killed

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The businessman purchased the membership in 2010.  Srivaddhanaprabha was on the plane at the time of the crash and was killed

 The helicopter of Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha lands on the pitch at the end of the game before making it's final fateful journey

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The helicopter of Leicester City proprietor Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha lands on the pitch at the top of the sport earlier than making it is ultimate fateful journey

 Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is among five people killed following the horror crash

Leicester City proprietor Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is amongst five individuals killed following the horror crash

 Pilots and partners Izabela Lechowicz and Eric Swaffer both died in the tragedy

Pilots and companions Izabela Lechowicz and Eric Swaffer each died in the tragedy

Within the devastating aftermath, a police officer was seen desperately making an attempt to smash a glass window and free the victims.

Witnesses recall seeing the officer run straight in the direction of the helicopter, leaving his colleague standing beside their police automotive.

Vichai, 60, purchased the membership for £39 million in 2010 and led it to a primary Premier League title in 2015-16 regardless of odds of 5,000-1.

The tragedy is being described because the “darkest day” in the membership’s historical past, and mourners started laying wreaths close to the stadium on Sunday morning.

 'Aboard'... sources say Nusara Suknamai, a pal of billionaire Vichai and a runner-up in Miss Thailand Universe 2005, died in the crash

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‘Aboard’… sources say Nusara Suknamai, a pal of billionaire Vichai and a runner-up in Miss Thailand Universe 2005, died in the crash

 The owner’s right-hand man Kaveporn Punpare, nicknamed Golf, said to be the fifth victim

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The proprietor’s right-hand man Kaveporn Punpare, nicknamed Golf, stated to be the fifth sufferer

 The helicopter of Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha lands on the pitch at the end of the game before making it's final fateful journey

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The helicopter of Leicester City proprietor Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha lands on the pitch at the top of the sport earlier than making it is remaining fateful journey

The Air Accident Investigation Department confirmed at present that they had recovered the helicopter’s black field from the wreckage as they seek for clues round simply what occurred in the seconds earlier than the crash.

A spokesperson stated: “We now have inspectors right here from all 4 air accident investigation disciplines: engineering, operations, flight knowledge and human elements.

“We recovered the digital flight knowledge recorder (voice and knowledge) on Sunday afternoon and one of our inspectors travelled again to Farnborough with the recorder the identical night.

“Today, our inspectors in Farnborough will start working on the recorder, which was subject to intense heat as a result of the post-accident fire.”

WHAT IS A ‘DEAD MAN’S CURVE’?

A ‘lifeless man’s curve’ happens when a helicopter’s tail rotator stops working.

This makes the chopper virtually uncontrollable because it begins to spin out of management.

If the pilot is flying too shut to the bottom or at a really sluggish velocity, the pilot can’t carry out an emergency process to cease any catastrophic incidents.

At a excessive altitude, a pilot is taught to flip the engine off, which can cease the helicopter from spinning.

Will probably be in a position to safely glide by means of the air with its main rotor blades.

Former Royal Navy commando Harry Benson, 58, believes Swaffer turned caught in this ‘terrifying’ state of affairs.

Because the investigation into the tragedy continues, Leicestershire Police immediately responded to hypothesis the helicopter had collided with a drone from the drive.

The drive was questioned over when the drone was in use on Twitter, replying: “Sure we do deploy a drone for public security functions on some match days.

“However, we have confirmed that the drone was not in flight at the time the helicopter left the stadium on Saturday evening.”

 Police responded to speculation around the use of their drone at the time of the tragedy

Police responded to hypothesis across the use of their drone at the time of the tragedy

 The helicopter took off and crashed at around 8.45pm

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

 The helicopter became engulfed in a ball of flames

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The helicopter turned engulfed in a ball of flames

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

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

Bouquets, flags and soccer shirts have been left outdoors the bottom by members of the general public on alongside a big picture of the Hindu god Ganesh which was additionally propped up amidst the flowers.

Prince William was amongst these paying tribute to membership boss – saying he was “lucky” to know Vichai.

Tributes have additionally flooded in from the footballing world with Leicester referring to their chairman as a “great man”.

The membership stated: “In Khun Vichai, the world has misplaced an amazing man. A person of kindness, of generosity and a person whose life was outlined by the love he devoted to his family and people he so efficiently led.

“Leicester City was a family under his leadership. It is as a family that we will grieve his passing and maintain the pursuit of a vision for the Club that is now his legacy.”

‘HE WILL BE MISSED’: Prince William pays tribute to tragic proprietor who had ‘robust values’

PRINCE William has paid tribute to Leicester City proprietor Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha after he died in a fireball helicopter crash together with 4 others.

The Duke of Cambridge stated he was “lucky” to have recognized the businessman for a number of years and revealed he was “dedicated” to his family.

He additionally praised the Leicester proprietor for his or her “magical” season in 2016 once they gained the Premier League.

The assertion – launched by Kensington Palace – stated: “I used to be fortunate to have recognized Vichai for a number of years.

“He was a businessman of robust values who was devoted to his family and who supported a quantity of necessary charitable causes.

“He made such an enormous contribution to soccer, not least by means of Leicester City’s magical 2016 season that captured the creativeness of the world.

“He will be missed by all fans of the sport and everyone lucky enough to have known him.”

Smoke rises at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium carpark the place membership proprietor Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s helicopter crashed moments after taking off
 Emotional fans attended the stadium on Sunday morning to lay flowers following the helicopter crash

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Emotional followers attended the stadium on Sunday morning to lay flowers following the helicopter crash

​Devastated Leicester City supporters ​lay flowers outdoors the King Power Stadium after ​horrific helicopter crash outdoors the bottom

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

He he was “totally devastated and heartbroken” by the information and added: “It’s troublesome to put into phrases how a lot you’ve meant to this soccer membership and to the town of Leicester.

“We now have a responsibility as a club, as players and fans to honour you. From knowing you we do this by being the family you created.”

Leicester and former England striker Jamie Vardy described him as a “legend” and an “incredible man who had the biggest heart”.

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

 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

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

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

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

Leicestershire Police has stated the Air Accident Investigation Department (AAIB) will now be main the investigation into the circumstances of the helicopter crash.


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