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SportLeicester City soccer club owner was on crashed helicopter: BBC

12:41  28 october  2018
12:41  28 october  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Leicester City owner's helicopter crashes outside stadium

Leicester City owner's helicopter crashes outside stadium In a horrific incident following Leicester City's 1-1 draw with West Ham United on Saturday, a helicopter crashed outside the King Power Stadium. The aircraft belongs to Foxes owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, according to BBC News. Srivaddhanaprabha is believed to have been on board at the time of the crash, according to The Guardian's Jacob Steinberg. A statement from Leicestershire Police on Twitter read: "We are dealing with an incident in the vicinity of the King Power Stadium. Emergency services are aware and dealing." Video taken after the crash shows startling flames and a plume of thick black smoke rising from the site.

Stunned Leicester City fans have gathered at the club 's ground after its owner 's helicopter crashed and exploded outside the stadium. The BBC understands two crew members and three passengers were on board. Image copyright EPA/TIM KEETON. Image caption Dozens of flowers, football shirts

Stunned Leicester City fans have gathered at the club 's ground after its owner 's helicopter crashed and exploded outside the stadium. The BBC understands two crew members and three passengers were on board. Image copyright EPA/TIM KEETON. Image caption Dozens of flowers, football shirts

Leicester City soccer club owner was on crashed helicopter: BBC© REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo FILE PHOTO - Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, owner of football club Leicester City arrives at a meeting with the media in Bangkok Leicester City soccer club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was on board a helicopter that crashed outside the club's stadium, the BBC reported on Sunday, quoting a source close to his family.

The helicopter crashed in a ball of flames in the club's car park on Saturday after a Premier League match.

Officials from the club and Vichai's company, duty-free giant King Power International, declined to comment on whether he was in the helicopter when it spiraled out of control and crashed around an hour after the game.

Leicester owner's helicopter crashes in flames at EPL club

Leicester owner's helicopter crashes in flames at EPL club A helicopter belonging to Leicester City's owner crashed in flames in a carpark next to the soccer club's stadium shortly after it took off from the field following a Premier League game on Saturday. The central England team said it was assisting authorities with "a major incident" at the stadium but there were no details about who was on board or their condition. The Air Accident Investigation Branch is working alongside the emergency services and the club to "establish the exact circumstances of the collision," Leicestershire Police said in a statement.

LEICESTER , England (Reuters) - Leicester City soccer club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was on board a helicopter that crashed outside the club 's stadium, the BBC reported on Sunday, quoting a source close to his family. The helicopter crashed in a ball of flames in the club 's car park on

LEICESTER , England (Reuters) - Leicester City soccer club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, a Thai tycoon, was killed along with four others when his helicopter crashed and then exploded after a Premier League match on Saturday, the soccer club and police said. Vichai bought the unheralded

According to eyewitnesses, the helicopter just cleared the top of the stadium before it started to spin. It then plummeted to the ground and burst into flames.

A spokesman for the Midlands club said on Saturday: "We are assisting Leicestershire Police and the emergency services in dealing with a major incident at King Power Stadium."

John Butcher, who was near the stadium at the time of the crash, told the BBC his nephew saw the helicopter spiral out of control apparently due to a faulty rear propeller.

"Within a second it dropped like a stone to the floor...Luckily it did spiral for a little while and everybody sort of ran, sort of scattered. As far as we are aware nobody around the car park was caught up in this problem."

In Thailand, officials at King Power said they could not yet comment on the crash or say whether Vichai had been aboard.

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LEICESTER , England, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Leicester City football club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was on board a helicopter that crashed outside the club ’s stadium, the BBC reported on Sunday, quoting a source close to his family. The helicopter crashed in a ball of flames

The owner of Leicester City FC died when his helicopter crashed outside the stadium, the club has confirmed. Billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two members of his staff, the pilot and a passenger were killed when the aircraft spiralled out of control and crashed in a fireball on Saturday.

Vichai is a huge favorite with the fans after he bought the unfancied side from central England in 2010 and they went on to stun the soccer world by winning the league title in 2016.

According to Forbes magazine he is the fifth richest person in Thailand with an estimated net worth of $4.9 billion.

Leicestershire Police said a team from the Department for Transport's Air Accidents Investigations Branch had taken charge of the investigation into the cause of the crash.

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After pumping millions of pounds into the club, he helped steer them back into the top flight in 2014 before they stunned the sport by beating the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea to become champions of England.

Leading players in the side, including Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire, sent messages of support on Twitter while rival clubs including Manchester City also voiced their concern.

Billionaire Clan in Focus After Leicester Owner Killed in Chopper Crash

Billionaire Clan in Focus After Leicester Owner Killed in Chopper Crash The helicopter crash that killed Thai billionaire and Leicester City soccer club Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha puts the spotlight on the clan that helps run a duty-free business empire built over almost three decades. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Leicester City owner ’s helicopter has crashed near the car park at the King Power Stadium after the club ’s 1-1 draw with West Ham.

LEICESTER , England (Reuters) - Leicester City soccer club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was on board a helicopter that crashed outside the club ’s stadium, the BBC reported on Sunday, quoting a source close to his family.

Freelance photographer Ryan Brown was covering the game and saw the helicopter clear the stadium before it crashed, the BBC reported.

"Literally the engine stopped and I turned around, and it made a bit of a whirring noise," Brown told BBC Radio 5 Live. "It turned silent, blades started spinning and then there was a big bang."

Leicester had played a league match at home against West Ham United earlier on Saturday, drawing 1-1.

The self-made businessman Vichai founded Thai duty-free giant King Power in 1989.

The duty-free business got a big boost in 2006 when it was granted an airport monopoly under the government of then prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, and it continued to prosper even after Thaksin's ouster in a coup that year.

The family's empire also includes Belgian soccer club, Oud-Heverlee Leuven.

(Reporting by William Schomberg; Editing by Elaine Hardcastle)

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