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US NewsInvestigators reveal cause of Leicester helicopter crash

16:30  06 december  2018
16:30  06 december  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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On 27 October 2018, an AgustaWestland AW169 helicopter crashed shortly after take-off from the King Power Stadium, the home ground of Leicester City Football Club in Leicester , United Kingdom.

While investigators work hard to find the cause of the helicopter crash that killed Leicester City's chairman and four others, the world wonders about The BBC has asked two aviation experts if they can shed any light on what happened and whether the pilot purposely crashed on wasteland near a

Investigators reveal cause of Leicester helicopter crash © Sky News Screen Grab A helicopter belonging to the Leicester City chairman crashed shortly after takeoff The helicopter crash which killed the chairman of Leicester City and four other people was caused by a pin which had come loose in the tail rotor control mechanism, a report has revealed.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch found that the pin had become disconnected, resulting in the helicopter becoming unstable and preventing the pilot from controlling it.

Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two of his staff Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, pilot Eric Swaffer and Mr Swaffer's girlfriend Izabela Roza Lechowicz were killed when the aircraft crashed into a car park close to the King Power stadium on 27 October.

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