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SportData recovered as Leicester helicopter crash is investigated

17:40  02 november  2018
17:40  02 november  2018 Source:   ap.org

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.

Air accident team to start investigation into crash as police name four other victims.

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LEICESTER, England — Air accident investigators in Leicester say flight data and voice recordings have been successfully downloaded from the black box on the helicopter which crashed and killed the owner of the city's soccer club.

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.

The helicopter carrying the Leicester City owner appeared to be operating normally moments before it crashed , an expert has said. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others were killed in the crash outside the King Power Stadium on Saturday. Aviation expert David Learmount said a widely shared video

A team investigating Saturday night's crash has recovered the aircraft's digital flight data recorder. Media captionPeter Shilton, who started his career at Leicester City, said seeing the helicopter crash "will live with us forever".

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who also owns Thai retail chain King Power, was among five people killed in the accident on Saturday outside Leicester's stadium after a Premier League match.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch says it was able to obtain information from the helicopter's black box despite it being subject to "intense heat" in the post-accident fire.

Inspectors have started to analyze the data to determine what caused the aircraft to spiral out of control shortly after takeoff. The wreckage was removed from the crash site late Thursday.

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Leicester City wins after honoring Srivaddhanaprabha.
It was the first match since the death of owner Vichai Sriddhanaprabha and four others in a helicopter crash.

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